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Accidental empires

Robert X. Cringely

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

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Published by Viking in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRobert X. Cringely.
The Physical Object
Pagination324p. ;
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22008953M
ISBN 100670845612

  Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Accidental empires by Robert X. Cringely, February , Harper Audio edition, Audio cassette - Abridged editionAuthor: Mark Stephens. Computer manufacturing is--after cars, energy production and illegal drugs--the largest industry in the world, and it's one of the last great success stories in American business. Accidental Empires is the trenchant, vastly readable history of that industry, focusing as much on the astoundingly odd personalities at its core--Steve Jobs, Bill.

ACCIDENTAL EMPIRES There are lots ofpeople who aren'tgoing to like this book, whetherthey are into morals or not. I figure there are three dis tinct groups ofpeople who'llhate this thing. Hate group number one consists ofmost ofthe people who are mentioned in the book. Hate group numbertwo consists ofall the peoplewho aren't.   In the end, Accidental Empires is a grumpy, mean-spirited book. Even the last clause in the subtitle is nasty--and wrong. GAtes, portrayed here as nerd supreme, reportedly has no trouble getting dates. Given the book's many problems, one can't help but be intrigued by Stephens' dedication: "For Pammy, who knows we need the money.".

Among the numerous books in my computer book collection, I think "Accidental Empires" is one of the more enjoyable and more elucidating. It’s hard to beat that combination, whether the weather is sultry or frigid. As an aside, "Robert X. Cringely" is a pseudonym, and one that a recent BYTE review of the book theoretically revealed. Revelations of a Silicon Valley confidence man. On page 24 of Accidental Empires, his best-selling book about the birth of the PC business, Robert X. Cringely published the personal phone.


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