Resources that inspire my hobby


The Soul of a New Machine
Tracy Kidder

Fire in the Valley:
The Making of the Personal Computer
Paul Freiberger & Michael Swaine

Where the Wizards Stay Up Late:
The Origins of the Internet
Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon

Accidental Empires:
How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date
Robert X. Cringely

Heroes of the Computer Revolution
Steven Levy

Insanely Great:
The Life and Times of the Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything
Steven Levy

West of Eden:
The End of Innocence at Apple Computer
Frank Rose

Revolution in The Valley:
The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac was Made
Andy Hertzfeld

Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson

Steve Wozniak

Sophistication & Simplicity:
The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer
Steven Weyhrich

The Rise and Fall of Osborne Computer Corporation
Adam Osborne & John Dvorak

A Company on the Edge
Brian Bagnall

The Amiga Years
Brian Bagnall

The Final Years
Brian Bagnall

Hard Drive:
Bill Gates and Making of the Microsoft Empire
James Wallace & Jim Erickson

How Compaq Ended IBM’s PC Domination and Helped Invest Modern Computing
Rod Canion

Big Blue:
IBM’s Use and Abuse of Power
Richard Thomas DeLamarter

Once Upon A Time In ComputerLand:
The Amazing Billion Dollar Tale of Bill Millard’s ComputerLand Empire
Jonathan Littman

Racing the Beam:
The Atari Video Computer System
Nick Montfort & Ian Bogost

How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation
Jamie Lendino

Sid Meier’s Memoir!:
A Life in Computer Games
Sid Meier

Not All Fairy Tales Have Happy Endings:
The Rise and Fall of Sierra On-Line
Ken Williams

The Making of Prince of Persia
Journals 1985-1993
Jordan Mechner

Retro Tea Breaks:
In Conversation with Computer and Video Game Pioneers
Neil Thomas


This Week in Retro

Advent of Computing

Retro Computer Roundtable

Retro Mac Cast

Mac Folklore Radio

Retro Tea Breaks

FloppyDays Vintage Computing Podcast

ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

20 Macs for 2020

The Retro Hour