Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

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MIT Press
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8.5 X 9.9 X 1.1 inches | 2.85 pounds

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About the Author
Alex Wiltshire is a writer and consultant for video games, design, and technology. He is the author of Minecraft Blockopedia and has written for such publications as Rock Paper Shotgun and PC Gamer.

John Short is a photographer based in London. His work appears regularly in Wallpaper*.
"Will appeal to the most avid computer aficionados."

--Publishers Weekly

"From the Apple Lisa to the Mattel Aquarius, detailed images of the machines that gave rise, over the years, to the digital revolution."

-- New York Times Book Review

"A world away from the devices used today, the computers in the book illustrate the rapid march of technology."

--The Guardian

"Whether you remember waiting for dial-up access, tiny screens, and green lines of text or not, you'll get a kick out of Alex Wiltshire's travel back in time to when computers came with wires."


"These images of retro personal computers are a throwback to their humble beginnings, revealing the technological evolution of the devices over their first 25 years."

--New Scientist

"The pictures are beautifully shot and capture the visual aesthetic of the home computer revolution...Anyone who devoured the pages of 1980s computer magazines, lusting after each and every beast in the menagerie, will find much here to revive the appetite."


"The story of how computers infiltrated our homes is not one of technology, but one of marketing and design, according to writer and journalist Alex Wiltshire, whose new book, "Home Computers: 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation," tells the industry's early history through its most influential models."--CNN STYLE