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  • TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age. by Berlin, Leslie.
    Berlin, Leslie.
    TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the people and stories behind "the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industriespersonal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logicwere born.. . Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators like Steve Jobs, Regis McKenna, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer;…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the people and stories behind "the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industriespersonal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logicwere born.. . Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators like Steve Jobs, Regis McKenna, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first wildly successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from an assembler on a factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Illustrated with photographs, both black and while and in color. Notes, index. xvi, 494 pp. ISBN: 978-1451651508.

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

    Book ID: 74072
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  • Bernstein, Jeremy.
    SCIENCE OBSERVED: Essays Out of My Mind.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Enjoyable and informative essays on Einstein, physics, time, relativity, artificial intelligence, Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Schrodinger, Stanley Kubrick, nuclear research and more by a writer who is himself a scientist and physics professor. Included is a section on Marvin Minsky and early computer 'hackers' (back when the term had a different meaning.) Index. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-465-073409.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24712
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  • THE AXEMAKER'S GIFT: A Double-Edged History of Human Culture. by Burke, James and Robert Ornstein.
    Burke, James and Robert Ornstein.
    THE AXEMAKER'S GIFT: A Double-Edged History of Human Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the history of mankind from the first stone axe to the supercomputers of today, and how those with the genius to invent, lead, design, heal have brought the earth to the brink of destruction. Illustrated with drawings by Ted Dewan. Bibliography, index. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-399140883.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket. (tear at lower corner of dj flap)

    Book ID: 40753
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  • THE GRID (original title "The Gridiron.") by Kerr, Philip.
    Kerr, Philip.
    THE GRID (original title "The Gridiron.")

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Warner, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Brainy thriller" set in Los Angeles in the near future - Something has gone wrong with the immensely powerful computer brain that controls the Yu Building, dubbed the Gridiron, and the building has become a serial killer. Built to survive power outages and earthquakes, the computer cannot be turned off. SIGNED on the title page. 451 pp. . ISBN: 0-446520535.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 36918
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  • YOU ARE NOT A GADGET: A Manifesto. by Lanier, Jaron.
    Lanier, Jaron.
    YOU ARE NOT A GADGET: A Manifesto.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book by this visionary writer and thinker - a look at how many things which were an integral part of programming the World Wide Web - including anonymity, use of snippets rather than the complete content, crowd-sourcing instead of experts, and much more - are affecting our lives in the 21st century. Jaron Lanier is a musician and computer scientist best known for his research into virtual reality (he coined the term) and also in developing cutting-edge medical imaging and surgical techniques. He was named one of the "Time 100" by Time Magazine in 2010. Index. 209 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (overall edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 75317
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  • BEING DIGITAL. by Negroponte, Nicholas.
    Negroponte, Nicholas.
    BEING DIGITAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living." Thus writes the author in the introduction to this visionary new book. Bits, the DNA of information, are rapidly replacing atoms as the basic commodity of human interaction. And this change is "irreversible and unstoppable." Now, many years later, we are living in the midst of this revolution that Negroponte, MIT Professor, futurist, inventor, founder of the "One Laptop per Child" foundation. both predicted and explained in a book written for everyone. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Index, 243 pp. Dust jacket design by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-679-439196.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed boards in a very near fine printed acetate dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60892
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  • BEING DIGITAL. by Negroponte, Nicholas.
    Negroponte, Nicholas.
    BEING DIGITAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living." Thus writes the author in the introduction to this visionary new book. Bits, the DNA of information, are rapidly replacing atoms as the basic commodity of human interaction. And this change is "irreversible and unstoppable." Now, many years later, we are living in the midst of this revolution that Negroponte, MIT Professor, futurist, inventor, founder of the "One Laptop per Child" foundation. both predicted and explained in a book written for everyone. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens, "with best regards. Always be optimistic" and dated in 1996. Uncommon thus. Index, 243 pp. Dust jacket design by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-679-439196.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed boards in a very near fine printed acetate dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60893
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  • SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution. by Rheingold, Howard.
    Rheingold, Howard.
    SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Perseus Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Transforming cultures and Communities in the age of instant access."A prophetic book, but one which (if anything) underestimated the rate of transformation. SIGNED by the by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Notes, index. xxii, 266 pp. ISBN: 0-738206083.

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

    Book ID: 68486
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  • I AM AWAKE. by Samuels, Fisher.
    Samuels, Fisher.
    I AM AWAKE.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    Largemouth Software, LLC, (2017). The first book in a planned trilogy of computer science fiction novels. "John Watson, PhD student, husband and father-to-be, struggles to keep his research and career goals on track as he discovers strange anomalies in his artificial intelligence system. As his fledgling expert system grows capable of autonomously navigating, understanding and interacting with the Internet, his dreams begin to unravel when the system becomes targeted by malicious hackers, greedy corporations and someone inside the university." 372 pp. ISBN: 978-0989885355.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74398
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  • West, Morris.
    HARLEQUIN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow, (1974.) dj. Hardcover - Thriller set in the world of violence for hire, but also a book which explores the nature of good and evil in the modern world. 275 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-688-003095.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46945
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  • HARLEQUIN. by West, Morris.
    West, Morris.
    HARLEQUIN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow, (1974.) dj. Hardcover - Thriller set in the world of violence for hire, but also a book which explores the nature of good and evil in the modern world. 243 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-688-003095.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dustjacket (minor edgewear, creasing to dj.)

    Book ID: 46946
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