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Fire in the Valley, 3rd Edition by Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine

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Praise for All Editions of Fire in the Valley

Things change over time, even when they don’t. When Fire in the Valley first came out in 1984, I was just discovering that these clunky little TVs with keyboards were better than Wite-Out, but the idea they might already have a history seemed a Warholian conceit. By the release of the second edition, they certainly had a history—and most who could operate them knew it. By then, I even had a bit part in it. Now…well, now this is a book about events that truly changed history. And it’s still pretty much the same book. What’s more, most of the millions whose worlds have been utterly transformed by bit-boxes don’t know a thing about their origins. But if you’re going to read one history book this decade, ...

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