The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti

The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti

IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer

Book - 2019
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The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microprocessor, and IBM's PC5150.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Characteristics: 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451493651 (hc)
0451493656 (hc)
Call Number: 338.7621 SECREST


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Jul 23, 2019

Now this I will be mighty interested in reading as I recall, much later around the time the IBM PC hit the market, that Olivetti fielded a much superior PC, but I always assumed that with IBM's far greater marketing power and reach, they easily out-paced Olivetti, unfortunately . . .


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