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branchless · 2016-12-14 · Original thread
Have you read "Commodore: a company on the edge"?

https://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Company-Edge-Brian-Bagnall/...

It's not critical of Woz but it does re-seat him as a peripheral figure. I was surprised given the other things I've read. I'm not asserting it as the "truth" but it was a different take.

branchless · 2016-09-20 · Original thread
I'm just reading "Commodore: a company on the edge" and the claims in this vs the received wisdom on Apple are very interesting.

https://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Company-Edge-Brian-Bagnall/...

Chuck Peddle didn't have the same opinions about Apple II nor Wozniak. It's a very interesting book.

ps I also have a working commodore amiga 500!

equalarrow · 2015-12-07 · Original thread
If you love Commodore computers, then Brian Bagnall wrote a really good book on the history of Commodore's 8-bit machines.

http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Company-Edge-Brian-Bagnall/d...

walterbell · 2014-06-27 · Original thread
A few books on computer / computing / internet history:

1953, Faster Than Thought, B.V. Bowden (British 1940s & 50s) https://archive.org/details/FasterThanThought

1984, The Home Computer Wars (Commodore, Atari, Apple) https://archive.org/details/The_Home_Computer_Wars http://www.amazon.com/The-Home-Computer-Wars-Commodore/dp/09...

1985, History of Computing Technology, Michael Williams (Abacus to IBM360) http://www.amazon.com/History-Computing-Technology-2nd-Editi...

1985, The Great Telecom Meltdown, Fred Goldstein (USA deregulation) http://massis.lcs.mit.edu/telecom-archives/TELECOM_Digest_On...

2001, The Universal History of Computing, Georges Ifrah (Egypt to 1970s) http://www.amazon.com/The-Universal-History-Computing-Comput...

2002, Electronic Brains (UK, US & Ukraine soon after WWII) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/electronicbrains.shtml http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Brains-Stories-Dawn-Compute...

2008, Geeks Bearing Gifts, Ted Nelson (rants & factoids) http://www.amazon.com/Geeks-Bearing-Gifts-Ted-Nelson/dp/0578...

2010, Commodore, A Company on the Edge, Brian Bagnall (war stories from 6502 through C64, no Amiga) http://retroasylum.com/commodore-a-company-on-the-edge-revie... http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Company-Edge-Brian-Bagnall/d...

2011, The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976, John Harwood http://www.west86th.bgc.bard.edu/book-reviews/interface-ibm....

mrbill · 2013-12-12 · Original thread
"On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore" by Brian Bagnall covers quite a bit of the Amiga development.

http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Spectacular-Rise-Fall-Commodore/d...

However, the rewritten / "second edition", "Commodore: A Company on the Edge" stops with the 8-bit machines, as there were plans to have two volumes - one for the 8-bit systems, and one for the Amiga days:

http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Company-Edge-Brian-Bagnall/d...

The second edition, "Commodore: The Amiga Years" has been unfortunately cancelled, but is still listed on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Amiga-Years-Brian-Bagnall/dp...

How does Maher's book on the Amiga compare to Bagnall's first edition?

LarryMade · 2011-09-30 · Original thread
A good book that has quite a bit of CSG and chuck peddle commentary on the 6502 and commodore more specifically is Commodore: A Company on the Edge http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Company-Edge-Brian-Bagnall/d... It goes into how Chuck was at times doing a roadshow with the 6502 educating and assisting manufacturers on developing applications for the 6502 and related chips.

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