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text The mysterious affair at Olivetti : IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War conspiracy to shut down production of the world's first desktop computer

Summary

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.

Contents
Oranges -- "A clear head and a nimble leg" -- The convent -- Enter Adriano -- Giustizia e libertà -- Terror and resolve -- The brown affair -- A black crossing -- A wilderness of mirrors -- Enigma variations -- The experience of a lifetime -- High... Read more
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304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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