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- DescriptionLong before Microsoft and Intel ruled the PC world, a multitude of often quaint home computers were battling for supremacy in a melting pot that would shape the IT industry for years to come. Products from corporate giants clashed with machines that appeared to have been kcked together in a backyard by an eccentric inventor. Compatibility? Forget it! Each of these computers was its own machine and had intention of talking to anything else. This book tells the story of the classic home computers that paved the way for the PCs we use today - from 1977's pioneering MITS Altair to the latest swivel-screen designs of the iMac and the Tablet PC. The 1980s were the golden decade - they saw an explosion of techlogical and design creativity, and were the heyday of such great names as Apple, IBM, Atari, Commodore, Osborne, Sinclair, and NeXT. Digital Retro is an essential book for anyone interested in these machines and the origins of the present-day PC.
- Author BiographyGordon Laing has been reviewing new digital cameras since the Apple Quicktake was launched in 1994. In the decades since, they have changed beyond all recognition, and Gordon has built a huge following with his in-depth review website, CameraLabs.com. With its impartial, real-world, expert tests of new models, and huge archive, Camera Labs has become a unique and essential resource for anyone buying a new camera. In fact, it's a fair bet that Gordon's shot with more different camera models than any other living photographer.
- Author(s)Gordon Laing
- PublisherOctopus Publishing Group
- Date of Publication04/10/2004
- SubjectDesign & Commercial Art
- Place of PublicationLewes
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note400 colour illustrations
- Weight828 g
- Width236 mm
- Height255 mm
- Spine15 mm
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