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

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Miracles and Mistakes

I personally consummated the CP/M contract. [Gary Kildall] got a good deal, considering that the Navy was supporting him and he didn’t have any other expenses.

–Seymour Rubinstein, software entrepreneur

When he first met Bill Millard, Seymour Rubinstein was a programmer for Sanders Associates, a military-defense-electronics firm in New York. Rubinstein’s ambition and self-confidence were obvious to Millard, as was something else that Millard admired—a willingness, born perhaps of supreme self-confidence, to take on tasks that others regarded as impossible.

Taking Software Seriously

Rubinstein was the quintessential self-made man. Born and raised in New York City, he put himself through Brooklyn College taking night ...

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