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Inventing the PC: The MCM/70 Story

Inventing the PC: The MCM/70 Story (Hardback)

By Stachniak, Zbigniew

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Inventing the PC details the invention and design of the MCM/70 computer and the prolonged struggle to bring it to market. Zbigniew Stachniak offers an insider's view of events on the front lines of pioneering work on personal computers. He shows what information and options PC p...ioneers had, how well they understood what they were doing, and how that understanding - or lack thereof - shaped both their engineering ingenuity and the indecisiveness and over-reaching ambition that would ultimately turn a very promising venture into a missed opportunity. Providing comprehensive historical background and rich photographic documentation, Inventing the PC tells the story of a Canadian company on the cutting-edge of the information age.
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ISBN 9780773538528
Released NZ 1 May 2011
Publisher Inbooks
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780773538528
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint McGill-Queen's University Press
Released 1 May 2011
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Stachniak, Zbigniew
Category Information Technology Industries
History Of Engineering & Technology
Personal Computers
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 458mm
Dewey Code 004.165
Weight 408g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress MCM/70 (Computer), Microcomputers - Canada - Design and construction - History, Computer engineering - Canada - History
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text College/higher education