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Any there any books avaiable that covers bintage hardware

Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:37 pm

I'm not talking as far back as Eniac, but is there a large book out there that overs the history of Intel, AMD, Cryix, Motorola, and even early graphis prcoessors (think a cardinal through 3DFX, SGI., EVans and Sutherland , 3Dlabs?

Of is this just a book I'll have to find financing to create? I was lots of stylitics PBC shots die shots, stories and interviews.
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Re: Any there any books avaiable that covers bintage hardwar

Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:50 pm

I'm also interested in this book.
If it doesn't exist I'd also be willing to help make it in some way (would love to benchmark old voodoo cards)
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Re: Any there any books avaiable that covers bintage hardwar

Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:44 pm

They're not product specific but you could start with Dealers of Lightning and Fire in the Valley, which cover Xerox PARC and the origins of personal computing in the 80s. They both offer a good primer on the industry and set the stage for everything that happened from 1977 to the mid 90s.

A book covering the rise and fall of Cyrix would be a lot of fun; there are undoubedly some very useful lessons to be learned there, both technical and business.

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