A History of Silicon Valley

Table of Contents | Editor | Correspondence

(Copyright © 2016 Piero Scaruffi)


Below is the list of books that we read (not necessarily every page of them) and that we recommend. However, the vast majority of the practical data for my chapters (e.g., dates and names) came from computer magazines of the era. Sometimes we had to track down the announcement of a new product to find out where and when a company was founded and by whom, or when a product was introduced.


General History
Albright, Thomas: "Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980" (1985) 
Barbrook, Richard & Cameron, Andy: "The Californian Ideology" (1995)
Bell, Daniel: "The Coming of Post-industrial Society" (1973)
Berlin, Leslie: "The Man Behind the Microchip"
Caddes, Carolyn.  Portraits of Success: Impressions of Silicon Valley
Pioneers.  Palo Alto:  Tioga Publishing Company, 1986.
Chan, Sucheng, Spencer Olin & Thomas Paterson.  Major Problems in
California History.  New York:  Wadsworth Publishing, 1996.
Cringely, Robert X.  Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon
Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still
Can't Get a Date.  New York:  Harper, 1992.
Cumings, Bruce.  Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and
American Power.  New Haven, CT:  Yale UP, 2009.
Dallman, Peter. Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates:
California, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean
Basin.  Berkeley, CA:  Univ. of California Press, 1998.
Davidow, Michael & Michael Malone.  The Virtual Corporation:
structuring and revitalizing the corporation for the 21st century.
New York:  HarperCollins, 1992.
Delfiner, Judith: "L’Art de la Contre-culture Californienne des Annees 1950" (2015)
Englisch-Lueck, Jan.  Cultures@SiliconValley.  Stanford:  Stanford UP, 2002.
Florida, Richard.  The rise of the creative class: And how it's
transforming work, leisure and everyday life. New York: Basic Books,
Freiberger, Paul & Michael Swaine.  Fire in the Valley: The Making of
the Personal Computer, Collector's Edition.  New York:  McGraw Hill,
Gilder, George.  Microcosm: A Prescient Look Inside the Expanding
Universe of Economic, Social and Technological Possibilities within
the world of the Silicon Chip.  New York: Touchstone Books, 1989.
Hanson, Dirk.  The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the
Microelectronics Revolution.  Boston:  Little, Brown & Co., 1982.
Johnson, Paul.  A History of the American People.  New York:
HarperCollins, 1998.
Kaplan, David A.  The Silicon Boys and their Valley of Dreams.  New
York:  Perennial, 2000.
Kenney, Martin.  Understanding Silicon Valley: the Anatomy of an
Entrepreneurial Region.  Stanford:  Stanford UP, 2000.
Lecuyer, Christophe.  Making Silicon Valley: innovation and the growth
of high tech, 1930-1970.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press, 2006.
Lee, Chong-Moon, William F. Miller, et al.  The Silicon Valley edge: a
habitat for innovation and entrepreneurship.  Stanford: Stanford
University Press, 2000.
Levy, Steven.  Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution.  Garden
City, NY:  Doubleday, 1984.
Malone, Michael.  Betting It All: The Entrepreneurs of Technology.
New York: Wiley, 2002.
Malone, Michael.  The Valley of Heart's Delight: A Silicon Valley
Notebook 1963-2001.  New York:  Wiley, 2002.
Markoff, John.  What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture
Shaped the Personal Computer Industry.  New York:  Penguin, 2005.
McKendrick, David G., Richard F. Doner, & Stephan Haggard.  From
Silicon Valley to Singapore: Location and Competitive Advantage in the
Hard Disk Drive Industry. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press,
McLaughlin, John, Leigh Weimers & Ward Winslow.  Silicon Valley - 110
Year Renaissance.  Palo Alto, CA:  Santa Clara Historical Association,
Morgan, Jane  Electronics in the West: The First Fifty Years.  Palo
Alto, CA:  National Press Books, 1967.
Pellow, David & Lisa Park. The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental
Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-Tech Global Economy.  New
York:  NYU Press, 2002.
Pellow, David Naguib & Lisa Sun-Hee Park. The Silicon Valley of
Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the high-Tech
Global Economy.  New York: New York University Press, 2002.
Rheingold, Howard: "The Virtual Community" (1993)
Rindfleisch, Jan: "Root and Offshoots - Silicon Valley's Arts Community" (2017)
Rogers, Everett M. & Judith K. Larsen.  Silicon Valley Fever.  New
York:  Basic Books, 1984.
Roszak, Theodore.  From Satori to Silicon Valley.  San Francisco:
Don't Call it Frisco Press, 1986.
Saxenian, AnnaLee.  Local and Global Networks of Immigrant
Professionals in Silicon Valley.  San Francisco:  Public Policy
Institute of California, 2002.
Saxenian, AnnaLee. Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in
Silicon Valley and Route 128.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University
Press, 1994.
Schmieder, Rich.  Rich's Guide to Santa Clara County's Silicon Valley.
 Palo Alto:  Rich Enterprises, 1982.
Schwartz, Peter et al: "The Long Boom" (1999) 
Starr, Kevin.  California:  A History.  New York:  Modern Library, 2007.
Starr, Kevin.  Coast of Dreams.  New York:  Vintage, 2006.
Thackray, Arnold & Brock, David: "Moore's Law" (Basic Books, 2015)
Toffler, Alvin: "The Third Wave" (Morrow, 1980)
Turner, Fred.  From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the
Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism.  Chicago:  U.
of Chicago Press, 2008.
Vance, Ashlee.  Geek Silicon Valley: The Inside Guide to Palo Alto,
Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose,
San Francisco.  Guilford, CT:  Globe Pequot Press, 2007.
Wolfson, Todd: "Digital Rebellion - The Birth of the Cyber Left" (Univ of Illinois Press, 2014)
Wong, Bernard P. The Chinese in Silicon Valley: Globalization, Social
Networks, and Ethnic Identity. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

Corporations, Startups, and Entrepreneurs
Amelio, Gil & William L. Simon.  On the Firing Line: My 500 Days at
Apple.  New York:  HarperBusiness, 1998.
Angel, Karen.  Inside Yahoo!: reinvention and the road ahead.  New
York:  John Wiley and Sons, 2002.
Asen, Ben.  Me by Me: The Pets.com Sock Puppet Book.  New York:  Simon
& Schuster, 2000.
Ashbrook, Tom.  The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet
Gold Rush.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
Auletta, Ken.  Googled: The End of the World as We Know It.  New York:
 Virgin Books, 2010.
Bashe, Charles & Johnson, L.R.  IBM's Early Computers. Boston: MIT Press, 1989.
Battelle, John.  The search: how Google and its rivals rewrote the
rules of business and transformed our culture.  London: Nicholas
Brealey, 2006.
Benioff, Marc.  Behind the Cloud.  New York:  McGraw Hill, 2009.
Bernstein, Jeremy.  Three Degrees above Zero: Bell Labs in the
Information Age.  New York:  Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984.
Binder, Gordon. Science Lessons: What the Business of Biotech Taught
Me About Management. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2008.
Brandt, Richard.  Inside Larry and Sergey's Brain. New York:  Portfolio, 2009.
Brock, Gerald W.  The US Computer Industry: A Study of Market Power.
New York: Ballinger, 1975.
Brown, Clair and Greg Linden.  Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes
the Semiconductor Industry.  Cambridge, Boston:  MIT Press, 2009.
Bunnell, David & Adam Brate. Making the Cisco Connection: The Story
Behind the Real Internet Superpower. New York, NY: Wiley, 2000.
Bunnell, David and Adam Brate.  Making the Cisco Connection: The Story
Behind the Real Internet Superpower.  New York:  Wiley, 2000.
Carlton, Jim.  Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and
Business Blunders.  New York:  Random House, 1997.
Carroll, Paul.  Big Blues: The Unmaking of IBM.  New York:  Crown
Publishers, 1993.
Chutkow, Paul. Visa: The Power of an Idea. Chicago: Harcourt, 2001.
Clark, Jim & Owen Edwards. Netscape Time: The Making of the
Billion-Dollar Start-up That Took on Microsoft.  New York: St.
Martin's Press, 1999.
Cohen, Adam.  The Perfect Store: Inside EBay.  New York: Back Bay, 2003.
Cohen, Scott.  Zap! - The Rise and Fall of Atari.  New York:  McGraw-Hill, 1984.
DeLamarter, R.T.  Big Blue, IBM's Use and Abuse of Power.  New York:
Dodd, Mead & Co., 1986.
Deutschman, Alan. The Second Coming of Steve Jobs.  New York:
Broadway Books, 2000.
Drazin, Charles, Erik Portanger, & Ernst Malmsten. Boo Hoo: $135
Million, 18 Months... a Dot.Com Story from Concept to Catastrophe.
New York:  Random House, 2001.
Farman, Irvin.  Tandy's Money Machine:  How Charles Tandy Built Radio
Shack into the World's Largest Electronics Chain.  New York:  Mobium
Press, 1992.
Ferguson, Charles H.  High Stakes, No Prisoners: A Winner's Tale of
Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars.  New York:  Three Rivers Press,
Fisher, Franklin M. & J. McKie.  IBM and the US Data Processing
Industry: An Economic History.  New York:  Praeger, 1983.
Frank Rose (1990), West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple
Computer, Penguin Books
Fried, Jason and David Heinemeier Hansson.  Rework.  New York:  Random
House, Inc., 2010.
Gilder, George.  Telecosm:  How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize
Our World.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Gilder, George.  The Silicon Eye.  New York:  WW Norton & Co., 2006.
Gilder, George.  The Spirit of Enterprise.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1984.
Hall, Mark & John Barry.  Sunburst: The Ascent of Sun Microsystems.
New York:  Contemporary Books, 1990.
Hertzfeld, Andy.  Revolution in the Valley.  Sebastopol, CA:  O'Reilly
Books, 2005.
Hiltzik, Michael.  Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of
the Computer Age.  New York:  Harper Paperbacks, 2000.
Hock, Dee.  Birth of the Chaordic Age.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler
Publishers, 1999.
Hsieh, Tony. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and
Purpose.  New York:  Business Plus, 2010.
Jackson, Eric M.  The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the
Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth. Los Angeles, CA: World Ahead
Pub., 2004.
Jackson, Tim.  Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the rise of the world's
most powerful chip company.  New York:  Dutton, 1997.
Kaplan, Jerry.  Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure.  New York:
Penguin Books, 1996.
Kaplan, Philip J.  F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-Com Flameouts.  New
York:  Simon and Schuster, 2002.
Killen, Michael.  IBM: The Making of the Common View.  New York:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.
Komisar, Randy. The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon
Valley Entrepreneur. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press,
Kounalakis, Markos. Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton.  Hilsboro,
OR:  Beyond Words Pub., 1993.
Kunkel, Paul.  AppleDesign: The Work of the Apple Industrial Design
Group.  New York:  Graphics Inc., 1997.
Lay, Beirne.  Someone Has To Make It Happen: The Inside Story of Tex
Thornton, The Man Who Built Litton Industries.  Englewood Cliffs,
N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1969.
Linzmayer, Owen.  Apple Confidential 2.0.  San Francisco:  No Starch
Press, 2004.
Littman, Jonathan. Once Upon a Time in ComputerLand: The Amazing,
Billion-Dollar Tale of Bill Millard. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan,
Livingston, Jessica.  Founders at Work.  Berkeley, CA:  Apress, 2007.
Malone, Michael S.  Bill & Dave:  How Hewlett and Packard Built the
World's Greatest Company.  New York:  Penguin Portfolio, 2007.
Malone, Michael S.  Infinite loop: how the world's most insanely great
computer company went insane.  New York:  Doubleday, 1999.
Manes, Stephen & Paul Andrews.  Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul
Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America.
New York:  Touchstone, 2002.
Maureen D. McKelvey.  Evolutionary Innovations: The Business of
Biotechnology.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Maxwell, Fredric Alan. Bad Boy Ballmer: The Man Who Rules Microsoft.
New York:  Harper, 2003.
McKendrick, David G., Richard F. Doner, Stephan Haggard.  From Silicon
Valley to Singapore: Location and Competitive Advantage in the Hard
Disk Drive Industry.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000.
Moritz, Michael.  Return to the Little Kingdom: How Apple and Steve
Jobs Changed the World.  New York: Overlook, 2009.
Osborne, Adam & John Dvorak.  Hypergrowth: The Rise and Fall of
Osborne Computer Corporation. Berkeley, CA: Idthekkethan Pub. Co.,
Packard, David.  The HP Way.  New York, HarperBusiness, 1995.
Paulson, Ed.  Inside Cisco: The Real Story of Sustained M&A Growth.
New York:  Wiley, 2001.
Pugh, Emerson W.  Building IBM: Shaping an Industry and Its
Technology.  Boston:  MIT Press, 1995
Real, Mimi, Glynnis Thompson Kaye & Robert Warren. A Revolution in
Progress: A History of Intel to Date. Santa Clara, CA: Intel
Corporation, 1984.
Reid, T.R.  The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and
Launched a Revolution. New York:  Random House, 2001.
Rifkin, Glenn & George Harrar.  The Ultimate Entrepreneur: The Story
of Ken Olsen and DEC.  Boston:  Prima Publishing, 1990.
Rodgers, T.J.  No-Excuses Management: Proven Systems for Starting
Fast, Growing Quickly, and Surviving Hard Times.  New York:  Doubleday
Business, 1993.
Schein, Edgar.  DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: The Lasting Legacy of
Digital Equipment Corporation.  San Francisco:  Berrett-Koehler, 2003.
Sculley, John & John A. Byrne.  Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple.  New York:
HarperCollins, 1989.
Sheff, David.  Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry,
Captured your Dollar, and Enslaved your Children.  New York: Random
House, 1993.
Sidhu, Inder.  Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and
Drives Tomorrow's Growth.  London:  FT Press, 2010.
Slater, Robert.  The Eye of the Storm: How John Chambers Steered Cisco
Through the Internet Collapse. New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 2003.
Southwick, Karen.  High Noon: The Inside Story of Scott McNealy and
the Rise of Sun Microsystems.  New York:  Wiley, 1999.
Sporck, Charles.  Spinoff: A Personal History of the Industry that
Changed the World.  Saranac Lake, NY:  Saranac Lake Pub., 2001.
Steiglitz, Ken.  Snipers, Shills & Sharks: eBay and Human Behavior.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Steven Levy (1994), Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh,
the Computer That Changed Everything
Stross, Randall.  Planet Google: One Company's Audacious Plan To
Organize Everything We Know.  New York:  Free Press, 2008.
Symonds, Matthew & Larry Ellison.  Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of
Larry Ellison and Oracle.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Tedlow, Richard.  Andy Grove:  The Life and Times of an American.  New
York:  Portfolio, 2006.
Vettel, Eric J.  Biotech: The Countercultural Origins of an Industry.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
Vise, David & Mark Malseed. The Google Story. New York:  Delacorte Press, 2005.
Wallace, James and Jim Erickson.  Hard Drive.  Bill Gates and the
Making of the Microsoft Empire.  New York:  Wiley, 1992.
Waters, John K.  John Chambers and the Cisco Way: Navigating Through
Volatility.  New York: Wiley, 2002.
Watson, Thomas J., Jr. and Peter Petrie.  Father, Son & Co.: My Life
at IBM and Beyond.  New York:  Bantam Books, 1990.
Wilson, Mike.  The Difference Between God And Larry Ellison*: Inside
Oracle Corporation.  New York:  William Morrow, 1997.
Wolff, Michael.  Burn Rate: How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the
Internet.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Wozniak, Steve & Gina Smith.  iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon:
How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun
Doing It.  New York:  W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.
Young, Jeffrey S. &  William L. Simon. iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest
Second Act in the History of Business.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons,
Yu, Albert. Creating the Digital Future: The Secrets of Consistent
Innovation at Intel, New York: Free Press, 1998.
Yuen, Albert.  Bill & Dave's Memos. A Collection of Bill Hewlett and
David Packard's Writings.  Palo Alto:  2DaysofSummer Books, 2006.

Venture Capital and Service Professionals
Ante, Spencer E.  Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of
Venture Capital.  Boston:  Harvard Business Press, 2008.
Bagley, Constance E. & Craig Dauchy.  The Entrepreneur's Guide to
Business Law.  New York:  Thomson/Southwestern/West, 2003.
Doerflinger, Thomas M. & Jack L. Rivlin.  Risk and Reward: Venture
Capital and the Making of America's Great Industries.  New York:
Random House, 1987.
Doriot, Georges F.  Manufacturing class notes: Harvard Business
School, 1927-1966.  Board of Trustees, The French Library in Boston,
Draper, William H.  The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between
Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs.  New York:  Palgrave, 2011.
Filipp, Mark R.  Covenants Not to Compete, 2nd ed. New York: John
Wiley & Sons, 2001.
Finkel, Robert & David Greising.  The Masters of Private Equity and
Venture Capital.  New York:  McGraw Hill, 2009.
Galanter, Marc & Thomas Palay.  Tournament of Lawyers: The
Transformation of the Big Law Firms. Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 1991.
Gompers, Paul, & Josh Lerner. The Venture Capital Cycle, 2nd ed.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.
Gupta, Udayan.  Done Deals. Venture Capitalists Tell their Stories.
Boston:  HBS Press, 2000.
Kaplan, David A.  Mine's Bigger, Tom Perkins and the Making of the
Greatest Sailing Machine Ever Built.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2007.
Kindleberger, Charles P.  Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of
Financial Crises.  New York: Wiley, 1978.
Longstreth, Bevis.  Modern Investment Management and the Prudent Man
Rule.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1986.
Lowe, Janet.  Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's
Greatest Investor. New York:  Wiley, 1997.
Mahar, Maggie.  Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982-1999.  HarperCollins, 2003.
Metrick, Andrew. Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation.  New
York:  John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
McCahery, Joseph A. & Luc Renneboog.  Venture Capital Contracting and
the Valuation of High-technology Firms. New York:  Oxford UP, 2004.
Perkins, Tom.  Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins.  New York:
Gotham Reprint, 2008.
Rivlin, Gary.  The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ron Conway and the
Fall of the Dot-Coms. New York: At Random, 2001.
Stross, Randall E.  eBoys.  New York:  Ballentine,2000.
Weisel, Thomas & Richard Brandt.  Capital instincts: life as an
entrepreneur, financier, and athlete.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley, 2003.
Wilmerding, Alex.  Term Sheets & Valuations - A Line by Line Look at
the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations.  New
York:  Aspatore Books, 2006.
Wilson, John. The New Ventures, Inside the High Stakes World of
Venture Capital.  New York:  Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1985.

Science, Technology, and Universities
Abbate, Janet.  Inventing the Internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.
Balk, Alfred.  The Rise of Radio, from Marconi through the Golden Age.
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Bardini, Thierry. Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and
the Origins of Personal Computing. Stanford CA: Stanford University
Press, 2000.
Barley, Stephen R. & Gideon Kunda.  Gurus, hired guns and warm bodies:
itinerant experts in a knowledge economy.  Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2004.
Bassett, Ross Knox.  To the Digital Age: Research Labs, Start-up
Companies, and the Rise of MOS Technology.  Baltimore:  John Hopkins
UP, 2002.
Berners-Lee Tim & Mark Fischetti.  Weaving the Web: The Original
Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor.
San Francisco: Harper, 1999.
Berube, David.  Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz.
Amherst, NY:  Promotheus Books, 2005.
Birchler, Urs W. and Monika Butler.  Information Economics.  London:
Routledge, 2007.
Bresnahan, Timothy & Alfonso Gambardella (ed.). Building High Tech
Clusters, Silicon Valley and Beyond.  Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 2004.
Campbell-Kelly, Martin & William Aspray.  Computer: A History of The
Information Machine, Second Edition.  New York:  Westview Press, 2004.
Campbell-Kelly, Martin. From airline reservations to Sonic the
Hedgehog: a history of the software industry.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT
Press, 2003.
Carr, Nicholas.  The Big Switch: Rewiring the World.  New York:  Norton, 2009.
Castells, Manuel.  The Rise of the Network Society.  Malden, MA:
Blackwell, 1996.
Ceruzzi, Paul E.  A History of Modern Computing (2nd Edition).
Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.
Chandler, Alfred D., Jr.  Inventing the Electronic Century: The Epic
Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Science Industries.
New York: Free Press, 2001.
Cool, Jennifer.  Communities of Innovation: Cyborganic and the Birth
of Networked Social Media.  Los Angeles:  USC Libraries, 2008.
Ferguson-Reid, Edna. Why 2k? - A Chronological Study of the (Y2K)
Millennium Bug: Why, When and How Did Y2K Become a Critical Issue for
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Finn, Bernard, Robert Bud & Helmuth Trischler.  Exposing Electronics.
Amsterdam, Netherlands:  Harwood Academic, 2000.
Flamm, Kenneth.  Creating the Computer: Government, Industry, and High
Technology.  Washington, DC:  Brookings, 1988.
Gillmor, Stewart.  Fred Terman at Stanford: building a discipline, a
university, and Silicon Valley.  Stanford:  Stanford UP, 2004.
Goldberg, Adele. A History of Personal Workstations.  New York:  ACM
Press, 1988.
Kaiser, David.  Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision.  Cambridge, MA:
MIT UP, 2010.
Krugman, Paul.  Geography and Trade.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1991.
Lammers, Susan M.   Programmers at Work.  Redmond, WA:  Microsoft Press, 1986.
Leslie, Stuart W.  The Cold War and American Science: The
Military-Industrial-Academic Complex at MIT and Stanford.  New York:
Columbia UP, 1993.
Lojek, Bo.  History of semiconductor engineering.  New York:  Springer, 2006.
Lowen, Rebecca S.  Creating the Cold War University: The
Transformation of Stanford.  Berkeley: University of California Press,
Moody, Glyn.  Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution.
London:  Alan Lane, 2001.
Negroponte, Nicolas: "Being Digital" (1995)
Nohria, Nitin & Robert G. Eccles (editors).  Networks and
Organizations:  Structure, Form, and Action.  Boston:  HBS Press,
O'Mara, Margaret Pugh.  Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the
Search for the Next Silicon Valley.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2004.
Rheingold, Howard.  Tools for Thought: The History and Future of
Mind-Expanding Technology.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press, 2000.
Riordan, Michael & Lillian Hoddeson.  Crystal Fire: The Birth of the
Information Age.  New York: Norton, 1997.
Shapiro, Carl & Hal Varian.  Information Rules:  A Strategic Guide to
the Network Economy.  Cambridge, MA:  HBS Press, 1999.
Shy, Oz.  The Economics of Network Industries.  Cambridge, UK:
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Stigler, George. Production and Distribution Theories. New York:
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Stratton, Julius A. et al.  Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT.
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Swedin, Eric G. & David L. Ferro.  Computers: The Life Story of a
Technology.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Yost, Jeffrey.  The Computer Industry.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood
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Young, Jeff.  Forbes Greatest Technology Stories. New York:  Wiley, 1998.
Zachary, G. Pascal. Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the
American Century. New York:  The Free Press, 1997.
Zhang, Junfu  & Nikesh Patel.  The Dynamics of California's
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As a side note to the bibliography, Wikipedia turned out to be the worst possible source. Most of its articles are simply press releases from public-relationship departments, with all the omissions that they deem appropriate for their business strategies. On the other hand, vintage magazines and even newspapers were an invaluable source of information and analysis. If websites like Wikipedia are going to replace the magazines and newspapers of the past, the loss to scholarship will be colossal: the most persistent marketing department (or a mob of fans) will decide what information will be available to our descendants.

Too many books written about Silicon Valley rely heavily on interviews with the "protagonists" (or presumed such). Having written several "history" books, my experience is that interviews with the protagonists are just about the worst kind of resource to asses what truly happened. The protagonists generally hold a biased view of the events, and sometimes just don't remember well (dates, places, names).

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