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I really enjoy reading about the early days of how real people took ideas and components and made them into the computers we use today.
I'm reading the fantastic book, Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer 3rd Edition[^].

Written By Two Journalists
This one is written by journalists who were writing about the nascent computers as they were coming into existence. The professional distance is very good because you get more of the stories from every angle.

For example, I never knew this about Gary Kildall's part in computer history:
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Gary Kildall Kildall wrote the first programming language [(CP/L)] for Intel’s 4004 microprocessor, as well as a control program that he would later turn into the personal-computer industry’s most popular operating system [(CP/M)].
Kildall was a genius.

Have You Read It?
Have you read this great book? It's very well-written and a great story about how the computer has come to us in its present form.

I've read a number of books to discover those early days (many written by the inventors/creators themselves):
1) iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Steve Wozniak[^]
2) Revolution in The Valley [Paperback]: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made by Andy Hertzfeld (part of original Mac team)[^]
3) Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft -- Paul Allen[^]
4) The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution [^]
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