Inventing the PC

Inventing the PC

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Inventing the PC details the invention and design of the MCM/70 computer and the prolonged struggle to bring it to market. Zbigniew Stachniak offers an insider's view of events on the front lines of pioneering work on personal computers. He shows what information and options PC pioneers had, how well they understood what they were doing, and how that understanding - or lack thereof - shaped both their engineering ingenuity and the indecisiveness and over-reaching ambition that would ultimately turn a very promising venture into a missed opportunity. Providing comprehensive historical background and rich photographic documentation, Inventing the PC tells the story of a Canadian company on the cutting-edge of the information age.Cf. Day, MCM/70 Introductory Manual, 2. Cf. a€œDigital Computer Kenbak-1, a€ announcement in Scientific American, September 1971, 194. Glenn Schneider, personal communication, 2001. Harley Courtney, personal communication, 2003.

Title:Inventing the PC
Author:Zbigniew Stachniak
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2011


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