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Revolution in The Valley [Paperback]

The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

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There was a time, not too long ago, when the typewriter and notebook ruled, and the computer as an everyday tool was simply a vision. Revolution in the Valley traces this vision back to its earliest roots: the hallways and backrooms of Apple, where the groundbreaking Macintosh computer was born. The book traces the development of the Macintosh, from its inception as an underground skunkworks project in 1979 to its triumphant introduction in 1984 and beyond.

The stories in Revolution in the Valley come on extremely good authority. That's because author Andy Hertzfeld was a core member of the team that built the Macintosh system software, and a key creator of the Mac's radically new user interface software. One of the chosen few who worked with the mercurial Steve Jobs, you might call him the ultimate insider.

Reviews

On Jan 20 Michael Dominick wrote: Review: Revolution in the Valley
Revolution in the Valley is the story of that first Apple development team that brought the world the Macintosh and in doing so changed computing history by making the computer a personal item focused on communication rather than computation. Popular mythology portrays the development of the original Macintosh as a… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Nov 9 Jose Betancur wrote: The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
I use the Alan Kay quote as the title of the review, because this book is it, is the story of how this people change the world, as a team. Andy Hertzfeld make a great jobs of collecting stories that show us the insides of the great mac team. Its a must have, is inspiring and its a deep, personal and technical. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Oct 23 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: Very esoteric one
This book is not for everyone. Definitely. Why? Because it is very esoteric. Andy and his colleagues describe what was happening behind the scene when Macintosh has been built. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Oct 2 Michael Lockwood wrote:
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Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Sep 17 Shawn Day wrote: Iconic and Authen­tic
I remem­ber being mildly amused by the first incarn­a­tion of Andy Hertzfeld’s col­lec­tion of anec­dotes when it was first pub­lished. Revolu­tion in the Val­ley was an intriguing and enga­ging set of remin­is­cences by many of those involved in mak­ing the Macin­tosh a real­ity col­lec­ted from folklore.org. Newly re-released in 2011 here I find myself re-reading the stor­ies and enjoy­ing them even more. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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