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Accidental Empires

Sunday, November 23rd, 2003 at 2:03 am

I’m nearing the end of Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date by Robert X. Cringely. This was one of the books I bought in one of my recent splurges at Amazon, mainly because of what I remember about the tv specials Triumph of the Nerds and Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet.

There is a lot of history about the development of the personal computer that I was previously unaware of and it is interesting to note that it appears that failures were often due to poor management/marketing/timing/etc rather than deficiencies in the technology…

I also got around to watching Pirates of Silicon Valley.

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