Baen Enterprises, NY, 1984, stated 1st printing October 1984; 342 pgs. Index.
Condition: Very Good, silver & pictorial cover softbound, 5x8, small crease on cover corner, some shelfwear at spine ends & bottom edge; binding is tight, pages clean & unmarked. A nice copy of this.
Categories: 1980's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, General Histories and References, Hardware, Home Computers, Personal Computers, Human-Computer Interaction, Microcomputers, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item DescriptionJerry Pournelle, the multi-million-copy-selling author of science fiction classics, is also the computer world's most famous spokesman. His monthly columns in BYTE and POPULAR COMPUTING have made him a trendsetter, an opinion leader... (from the rear cover) -- Follow Jerry's adventures in Microland, from his introduction to a microcomputer named Zeke... Watch as major software houses change their products to Jerry's specs before your eyes. Find out who are the computer good guys and who are the bad...
How I Got This Way -- Getting Started; Writing with Computers, The Early User's Columns; Writing with Computers -The Silverberg Correspondence, Hardware, Software; Early Friends; Pirates & Operating Systems, The Great Software Drought, Languages, Accounts, & Other Madness, Passing Friends; Mostly Languages- The Great Language Debate, The Debate Continues, The Debate Goes On;
Some Predictions- Here Comes the Brains, The Brains Keep Coming, The Next Five Years in Micro Computing, Can David Survive Goliath in the Computer Industry; The User Goes Popular- The Computer Revolution, The Management Revolution & How To Get In On It, The Operating System Jungle, Right Up to the MInute,
A Few Final Words.