Thursday, September 13, 2018

Book Beginning: Valley of Genius by Adam Fisher




I grew up in what is now known as Silicon Valley. Only in retrospect does it seem like an unusual place.

-- Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom) by Adam Fisher.

This is a fascinating book, even for someone like me who has no connection to the high tech world of Silicon Valley, other than my iPhone.

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Roberta said...

Growing up in a place like Silicon Valley must give a unique perspective. Sounds intriguing.

Roberta said...

By the way, I was inspired by The Storyteller's Secret last week, so I'm reading a book set in India this week.

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Ahhh...what a cool concept! There's so much going on and so many advancements in technology in Silicon Valley!

Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

A story about the Silicon Valley sounds great!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

This wouldn't be a book for me, but I know my husband would love it.

I did have to smile at the Goodreads premise for the book though, when it mentioned 'Apple' in the same sentence as 'Atari' - Now who remembers that blast from the past and those heady 70s and 80s days of playing a very stilted and basic 'pac-man' and other assorted 'arcade' games!

Thanks for sharing :)


BooksPlease said...

I think I'd like this book, an oral history would suit my non-technical brain!

Louise Ferrell said...

From the point of view of hackers sounds really interesting!

Yvonne said...

Sounds like it could be an interesting book.

Literary Feline said...

I like the opening you shared. I spent a good part of my childhood near the Silicon Valley, although not in it. It's history is interesting. Talk about a quick rise to the top.

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility said...

This does sound fascinating! Enjoy!

Donna H said...

It does sound interesting.

Nicki J Markus said...

Seems an interesting read!

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