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Who’s Who
The Wizards and their Machines
Bob Albrecht
Found of People’s Computer Company who took visceral pleasure in exposing youngsters to computers.
Altair 8800
The pioneering microcomputer that galvanized hardware hackers. Building this kit made you learn hacking. Then you tried to
figure out what to DO with it.
Apple II
Steve Wozniak’s friendly, flaky, good-looking computer, wildly successful and the spark and soul of a thriving industry.
Atari 800
This home computer gave great graphics to game hackers like John Harris, though the company that made it was loath to tell you how it worked.
Bob and Carolyn Box
World-record-holding gold prospectors turned software stars, working for Sierra On-Line.
Doug Carlston
Corporate lawyer who chucked it all to form the Broderbund
software company.
Bob Davis
Left job in liquor store to become best-selling author of Sierra On-Line computer game ”Ulysses and the Golden Fleece.”
Success was his downfall.
Peter Deutsch
Bad in sports, brilliant at math, Peter was still in short pants when he stubled on the TX-0 at MIT–and hacked it along with the masters.

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