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The DigiBarn's Recommended Reading List of Computing History Books

Amazon.com and otherwise listed books


On the Way to the Web, The Secret History of the Internet and its Founders by Michael A. Banks (Apress, 2008)


Dealers of Lightening: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
by Michael Hiltzik


Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer
by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine

The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal by M. Mitchell Waldrop


Rusel DeMaria and Johnny Wilson's book High Score! the illustrated history of electronic games, (thanks for contributing a copy to the DigiBarn Rusel!) also see Rusel's site

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon

Go to: The Story of the Math Majors, Bridge Players, Engineers, Chess Wizards, Scientists and Iconoclasts who were the Hero Programmers of the Software Revolution by Steve Lohr

Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc. by Owen W. Linzmayer

Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer, by Douglas K. Smith, Robert C. Alexander


Digital Recall: Computers Aren't the Only Ones with Memory
by Virginia Andersen.
From Amazon: Based on the authorís 50 years of experience, this book relates a wide variety of down-to-earth, first-hand and often humorous personal encounters with computers. An additional and unique, though by no means secondary, focus is on the shifting attitude toward a woman in the male-dominated fields of science and engineering since the 1960ís.

Curator Bruce Damer's book Avatars! Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet (the history and development of multi-user virtual worlds).

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