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  • Bronson, Po.
    THE FIRST $20 MILLION IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST: A Silicon Valley Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page: "For . . . I hope your first book reading encourages you to read. Tip: (Others aren't as funny as me.)" and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-79-456996.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 47814
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  • DISCLOSURE. by Crichton, Michael.
    Crichton, Michael.
    DISCLOSURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set inside the 'cutthroat' computer industry. 402 pp plus an afterword. ISBN: 0-679-419454.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 47204
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  • DISCLOSURE. by Crichton, Michael.
    Crichton, Michael.
    DISCLOSURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set inside the 'cutthroat' computer industry. 402 pp plus an afterword. ISBN: 0-679-419454.

    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket (remainder line, tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 47205
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  • Crichton, Michael.
    DISCLOSURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set inside the 'cutthroat' computer industry. 402 pp plus an afterword. ISBN: 0-679-419454.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25558
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  • Finn, Christine A.
    ARTIFACTS: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and…

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    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, are visible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called 'Silicon Valley.'" Although written almost 20 years ago, the contrasts she mentions have only increased in the interim. SIGNED on the title page. Text is preceded by a 32 page photo essay; illustrated with other photographs throughout. Selected further reading, index. xlix. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-262062240.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75921
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  • MARVELS. by Harrington, R. E
    Harrington, R. E
    MARVELS.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Secker & Warburg, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which loosely parallels the history of IBM and its founder Tom Watson. In this account, Marvel runs away from a hardscrabble farm in 1908 to hawk parlor organs in the Midwest, then to sell cash registers and tabulators, and eventually to found a data-processing company. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "T --- best wishes for the rousing novel you're writing." 421 pp. ISBN: 0-436191407.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79911
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  • BUGS. by Sladek, John (1937-2000).
    Sladek, John (1937-2000).
    BUGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A comic novel about an Englishman lost in high-tech America - a late novel by this author who also wrote surrealistic science fiction novels and co-authored two novels with Thomas Disch including the satirical thriller "Black Alice" in 1968 under the pseudonym of Thom Demijohn.) This title has not yet been published in the US. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-333-490606.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61697
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