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The Myth of the Micro

This book, published in 1980 at the dawn of the microprocessor age, describes the microprocessor from a technical and societal standpoint.  It aims to debunk various myths that sprung up around microprocessors.

From the blurb:


Will silicon chips revolutionise our lifestyles, turn industry upside down and create mammoth unemployment? Will they dominate our future?

Or are microprocessors just the latest gimmicky showpiece of an expanding technology.  The latest refinement of computer science - vital - but in a limited field?

THE MYTH OF THE MICRO takes you behind the extravagant theories to the heart of the technology itself.


The book was written by Ian Williamson and Rodney Dale, both of whom are now trustees of the Centre for Computing History. 

ISBN : 0352 30643 2

Publisher : W.H Allen and Co.

Author : Rodney Dale and Ian Williamson

Format : Paperback; 191 pages

-Rodney Dale and Ian Williamson-




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