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A Listmania! list by Patrick Garon "p_garon" (Montreal, PQ Canada)
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Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
1.  Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company by Owen Linzmayer
The list author says:
  "Interested in knowing how a computer company started in late '70, innovated thru hard time, to become one of the most original company of the 21th century."
CDN$ 16.62   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Revolution in The Valley [Paperback]: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made
2.  Revolution in The Valley [Paperback]: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made by Andy Hertzfeld
The list author says:
  "A year later, I got the bug and was curious to read on the people who designed the mac. It's a fascinating read to learn how they worked and what was the process in building the first UI on a PC."
Used & New from: CDN$ 5.03
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Dungeons and Dreamers: The Rise of Computer Game Culture from Geek to Chic
3.  Dungeons and Dreamers: The Rise of Computer Game Culture from Geek to Chic by Brad King
The list author says:
  "The book is not the best read, but some chapters are dedicated to people who invented computer games or board game: Richard Garriot (Ultima), first MUD developer, id software guys and Gary Gygax (D&D)"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.06
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Hackers
4.  Hackers by Steven Levy
The list author says:
  "The story of different type of hackers: the origins of the hacker starting at the MIT to the hackers who programmed games at Sierre On-Line"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984
5.  Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984 by Van Burnham
The list author says:
  "An informative book with hundred of pixelated illustations."
CDN$ 25.67   Used & New from: CDN$ 17.55
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Computer: An Illustrated History
6.  The Computer: An Illustrated History by Mark Frauenfelder Ed.
The list author says:
  "A good coffee table following the evolution of computer from its early days to today computers."
Used & New from: CDN$ 41.38

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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
7.  Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner
The list author says:
  "How the internet started and the people who worked on it."
CDN$ 14.43   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
8.  The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers by Kevin D. Mitnick
The list author says:
  "Mitnick explains how hackers use the social engineering skill."
CDN$ 14.43   Used & New from: CDN$ 5.18
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox Parc and the Dawn of the Computer Age
9.  Dealers of Lightning: Xerox Parc and the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael A. Hiltzik
The list author says:
  "Xerox invented the first modern PC with a user interface and a mouse and did nothing with it. What else have they invented and put on a shelf?"
Used & New from: CDN$ 1.21
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
10.  The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
The list author says:
  "A history of geeky stuff: encryption and code breaking"
CDN$ 13.68   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.88
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

Computer: A History Of the Information Machine, Second Edition
11.  Computer: A History Of the Information Machine, Second Edition by Martin Campbell-Kelly
The list author says:
  "The first book on computer history that read in a university class. Here is the 2nd edition."
CDN$ 48.43   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Replay: The History of Video Games
12.  Replay: The History of Video Games by Tristan Donovan
The list author says:
  "The story of videogames is not new, but this book make it new in many ways. It has interesting chapters on UK and Japanesse videogame history.."
CDN$ 19.90
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games
13.  Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games by Matt Barton
The list author says:
  "An excellent compilation of rpg. The main interest to me was to read about game I enjoyed and to discover the one I heard and never took the time to play."
CDN$ 51.78   Used & New from: CDN$ 42.17

Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time
14.  Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time by Bill Loguidice
The list author says:
  "Another book by Matt Barton with a collegue. Each chapter is about a game, which is considered important and defining one of the genre of videogame. Great introduction to videogame classic.."
CDN$ 45.08   Used & New from: CDN$ 29.07
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Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
15.  Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner
The list author says:
  "Great story on how id software started. The early years are fascinating. The story is well told and felt like a page turner."
CDN$ 14.40   Used & New from: CDN$ 6.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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