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bake · 2019-12-17 · Original thread
It's out of print now, but "Hard Drive" by James Wallace and Jim Erickson tells it:
johansch · 2017-02-04 · Original thread
"Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire" (1992)

Mostly re-read the parts of the book that talk about the 80s (the creation of the PC, DOS, Windows, the PC clones, Microsoft and Intel outsmarting IBM, Microsoft bullying the rest of the industry, etc.).

GFischer · 2010-08-12 · Original thread
It's bad to nitpick, but I take issue with the quote "It's hard for anyone much younger than me to understand the fear Microsoft still inspired in 1995.":

I was born in 1981 and I clearly remember the fear and awe Microsoft inspired in 1995 :) .

There were articles about how Bill took things personally and crushed competition.

I read the 1992 biography "Hard Drive" ( ); Bill was kind of a role model back then (a successful and well-known technologist).

Edit: See also ojbyrne's comment:

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