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Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computersby Mark Richards
Synopses & Reviews
An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative text profiles each, telling the stories of their innovations and peculiarities. Thirty-five machines are profiled in over 100 extraordinary color photographs, making Core Memory a surprising addition to the library of photography collectors and the ultimate geek-chic gift.
Book News Annotation:
Computer geeks as well as aesthetes will love this volume, which presents color photos of vintage computers, including many details of their components, in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, accompanied by the brief historic and technical notes of Alderman. The format is horizontal and oversize: 11.5x9.25". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Mark Richards's work has been featured in numerous publications. He lives in Mill Valley, California.
John Alderman, author of Sonic Boom, lives in San Francisco.
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