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“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.

A brief history of the venture capital industry since 1973.

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.

sets the context for the hardware inventions that directly led to Silicon Valley.

one of the greatest books about the possibilities of computers ever written.

established the vision of computing that inspired Engelbart, Kay, etc., to pursue what they did.

a lighthearted of the venture capital industry.