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The Chip

How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution

T. R. Reid

Explore the origins of the digital age with this gripping adventure story. Follow the incredible journey of two young Americans as they discover the solution that would make the once gargantuan and vastly expensive computer, small and affordable. Learn about Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce’s pivotal discovery of the silicon microchip, which ultimately earned Kilby the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000. T.R. Reid’s completely revised and updated edition of The Chip, takes you on a thrilling ride through the growth of the global information industry. Discover how this revolutionary invention changed the world forever.
Publish Date
first published in 1984
Goodreads Rating
Below are my favorite books and articles about the history of computing and Silicon Valley.      source
@mattyglesias This is a great book tying computing history back to the earliest inventions and knowledge, including basic understanding of electrons. Which gives you some of the pre history      source