Silicon Valley History
“Alan Kay says that computing is pop culture -- "pop culture holds a disdain for history". The below are my favorite books and articles about the history of computing and Silicon Valley:“ – Patrick Collison
Probably the best overall book about the early days of computing and the internet.
the library at PARC was first composed simply of the books that the Whole Earth Catalog recommended. Steve Jobs cites it as inspiration for Apple. It's still possible to find original copies.
the best history of PARC.
sets the context for the hardware inventions that directly led to Silicon Valley.
the invention of the microchip.
The early days of Apple Computer and the Macintosh.
Stewart Brand and his surrounding milieu. Better than What the Dormouse Said.