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To deal with her present, she must face her past.

In 1985, a young Laura Rodriguez goes to Silicon Valley to start a career as a computer programmer. She finds a job at a quirky startup run by a family with secrets.

In 2016, a now middle-aged Laura faces growing professional and family crises and the most divisive presidential election in recent history. She fears losing her
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Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published November 25th 2019 by Black Rose Writing
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Michael Hartnett
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Wondrous Tale of Female Empowerment in the Tech Age
Amiga by Matthew Arnold Stern is stirring and gripping novel about the experiences of the computer programmer Laura Rodriguez in the nascent 1980s and later in millennial charged 2016. The novel deftly alternates between these two periods. The 1980s scenes unfold an inspiring story of software and coding innovation – in this case what sounds like an early version of Photoshop – even as ominous secrets about the family-run start-up are
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Jeremy
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I drunk ordered this book. I was browsing Twitter one day and this book came up. I can't remember how or why it did, but there it was. I ordered it and forgot about it. Several weeks later is showed up in my mailbox and I was excited to have something new to read, about the history of the Amiga! Well, that's not what this book is about, it's the story of a person and her life working on an Amiga, and being an amiga, the trials she faced in the 80s working on this revolutionary machine ...more
Edwin
Amiga, voor iedereen ouder dan 35 een begrip. In de jaren '80 van de 20e eeuw was het een van de eerste computers met multi-tasking, het was de eerste computer met 4096 kleuren (PC's hadden er maar 16, en Apple maar 2!), 8 bits geluid en meer. En dat voor een computer die vele malen goedkoper was dan de simpelste PC.

Het verhaal gaat over de jonge Laura Rodriguez die in de jaren '80 een baan als programmeur vindt bij een startup, geleidt door een familie met geheimen. Ook gaat het over de Laura
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I am an award-winning public speaker and writer. My novel Amiga came from my experiences in the computer industry in the 1980s as a technical writer and computer journalist. My awards for writing and public speaking include Distinguished Toastmaster and an Award of Excellence from the International Online Communications Competition. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, ...more
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