Last night I finished Robert X Cringely’s Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date (published in the 1990s).
I much preferred Founders at Work: Stories of Startup’s Early Days by Jessica Livingston (published in 2007).
I think what I liked about Livingston’s book was that since it was in interview-format, it was straightforward.
But Cringely’s book felt very gossipy.
Of course, Livingston had the benefit of writing her book a decade.
My opinion, don’t read this book — it’s more reflective of the time the book was written than of the computer industry.