Blog  |   Puzzles  |   Books  |   About

Revolution in the Valley

Revolution in The Valley

Andy Hertzfeld, one of the creators of the original Macintosh computer,
recently published a book, Revolution in the Valley, about his experiences at Apple in the
late 70s and early 80s. The book is full of fascinating anecdotes and valuable lessons
about software management, many of which seem awfully familiar to me. Andy’s love of small
teams, and his disdain for authoritarian project managers will elicit sympathy from geeks of all stripes.

Andy talked about the Mac, the Open Source movement and “Programmer personality types” in the last installment of Geek TV – check out the podcast. His website,, written in Python, is intended to be a collaborative repository for this kind of anecdotal history, and is a wellspring of information about the early days at Apple.

One Response to “Revolution in the Valley”

  1. fembot Says:

    You might also be interested in What The Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computerindustry, by John Markoff. Sounds right up your alley.

    ~ Michele