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Steven Jay Sinofsky is a former President of the Windows Division at Microsoft from July 2009 until his departure on November 13, 2012. He was responsible for the development and marketing of Windows, Internet Explorer, and online services such as Outlook.com and SkyDrive
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The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
Del Quentin Wilber - Mar 15, 2011
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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversaryOn March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened fire outside t...
Steven Sinofsky
Oct 07, 2020
Presidents don’t get privacy. My father understood that — even when he was shot. // Really solid explanation. Also a related/fascinating book -> Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan      source
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IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems
Emerson W. Pugh - Jan 01, 2003 (first published in 1991)
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IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems describes the creation of this remarkable system and the developments it spawned, including its successor, System/370.No new product offering has had greater impact on the computer industry than the IBM System/360. IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems describes the creation of this remarkable system and the developments i...
Steven Sinofsky
Jun 13, 2020
@sriramk @chrisfralic 1/2 There are several books about IBM that should be on every product person shelf: IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems Memories that Shaped an Industry: Decisions Leading to IBM System/360      source
Memories that Shaped an Industry
Decisions Leading to IBM System/360 (History of Computing)
Emerson W. Pugh - Apr 12, 1984
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Development of ferrite core memory technology during the 1950s was probably the most important innovation that made stored-program computers a commercial reality. IBM's leadership in this development made possible the introduction in 1964 of the IBM System/360, which was so widely copied that it became a standard for electronic stored-program compu...
Steven Sinofsky
Jun 13, 2020
@sriramk @chrisfralic 1/2 There are several books about IBM that should be on every product person shelf: IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems Memories that Shaped an Industry: Decisions Leading to IBM System/360      source
Married to the Mouse
Walt Disney World and Orlando
Richard E. Foglesong - Apr 10, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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Joined together in an “economic development marriage,” Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, have become the world’s most popular tourist destination. This intriguing book traces the evolution of the relationship between the Disney Co. and the surrounding community since it began in the 1960s. Like most close relationships, the Disney-Orlando uni...
Steven Sinofsky
May 25, 2020
@gregde @rseroter @RobertIger If you're interested in what it was like in Orlando due to WDW, this is a fascinating read. Our family moved there in 1975 when Disney was mostly orange groves and some rides. My best friend's family had been in Orlando for 3 generations. So many stories.      source
The Chinese Typewriter
A History (The MIT Press)
Thomas S. Mullaney - Oct 09, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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How Chinese characters triumphed over the QWERTY keyboard and laid the foundation for China's information technology successes today.Chinese writing is character based, the one major world script that is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Through the years, the Chinese written language encountered presumed alphabetic universalism in the form of Morse...
Steven Sinofsky
Jan 16, 2020
3/ If you think that seems weird, consider that there is even a current journal (ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing). As early as the 40’s IBM was working to solve “Chinese typing”. This wonderful book chronicles typing in Chinese.      source
DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC
The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equipment Corporation
Edgar H. Schein - Aug 15, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC tells the 40-year story of the creation, demise, and enduring legacy of one of the pioneering companies of the computer age. Digital Equipment Corporation created the minicomputer, networking, the concept of distributed computing, speech recognition, and other major innovations. It was the number two computer maker behind...
Steven Sinofsky
Dec 15, 2019
@titterboy2 @pemullen @chrisfralic @RMB Love this book. DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equiment Corporation      source