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

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Foreword to the Third Edition

Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine, and I arrived at about the same time in late 1981, at a funky little publication that had recently been renamed InfoWorld. Until the summer of 1981, InfoWorld had been known as the Intelligent Machines Journal, a hobbyist journal written for a small but rapidly growing community of computing enthusiasts. The Intelligent Machines Journal had been founded by Jim Warren, an itinerant former schoolteacher who had also created the West Coast Computer Faire. When he decided to sell his then quasi-academic publication, he found an eager buyer in Patrick McGovern, the chairman of the International Data Corporation, whose flagship weekly, Computerworld, was the unofficial organ of the mainframe-computer ...

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