Books about individuals or companies in tech

I recently read the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. I’d never previously read a book on a major company or individual in tech. I found it very interesting and it’s inspired me to read more.

Would appreciate some recommendations. In particular, but not at all limited to, books on Bill Gates and/or Microsoft.


Conversation 8 comments

  • javajunkee

    08 October, 2017 - 9:16 am

    <p>Here are a few to check out. Each are pivotal moments that changed the course of the computer revolution -</p><p><br></p><p>'What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry' by John Markoff</p><p>'Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made' by Andy Hertzfeld</p><p>'Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire' by James Wallace</p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">'Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing' by Rod Canion</span></p><p>'Show Stopper: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft' by G. Pascal Zachary</p>

    • ozaz

      10 October, 2017 - 4:20 am

      <blockquote><a href="#204935"><em>In reply to javajunkee:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Thanks!</p>

    • jimchamplin

      Premium Member
      10 October, 2017 - 12:29 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#204935"><em>In reply to javajunkee:</em></a></blockquote><p>You got "Revolution in the Valley." Just what I was going to suggest!</p>

  • helix2301

    Premium Member
    10 October, 2017 - 2:04 pm

    <p>the CEO of Microsoft has a new book out Sasha Nadella</p>

  • ErichK

    Premium Member
    10 October, 2017 - 4:57 pm

    <p>Take a look at "Accidental Empires," by Robert X. Cringely.</p>

  • Finley

    Premium Member
    10 October, 2017 - 11:26 pm

    <p>An excellent book, Master's of Doom is a little outside your parameters but not by much. </p><p>It is the story of the people behind the video games Doom and Quake. </p>

  • Alaina15

    12 October, 2017 - 8:44 am

    <p>thanks </p>

  • TechnologyTemperance

    12 October, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    <p>Not Microsoft related but PC related: Soul of a New Machine. </p>


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