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The Man Behind the Microchip by Leslie Berlin
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Apr 04, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, computing-history, design, industrial-history

Tells the story both of Robert Noyce's life, and the start of the semiconductor industry. I learned that Robert Noyce's personal management philosophy of giving people the tools they needed and then getting out of the way - and its success at Intel is what set the pattern of Silicon Valley companies and large portions of the American tech and software sectors in general.

Good read - and important if you want to understand the roots of this industry.

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Reading Progress

April 4, 2016 – Started Reading
April 4, 2016 – Shelved
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
April 14, 2016 – Shelved as: biography
April 14, 2016 – Shelved as: computing-history
April 14, 2016 – Shelved as: design
April 14, 2016 – Shelved as: industrial-history
April 14, 2016 – Finished Reading

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