[SIGCIS-Members] March is (Unofficially) Tech History Book Month

Brian Berg brianberg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 08:17:40 PST 2018

As Chair of the IEEE Silicon Valley Tech History Committee
<http://www.siliconvalleyhistory.com>, I am pleased to inform you of 3
upcoming events involving technology history books - all happening in
Silicon Valley.  I organized the first of these three - if it is sold out,
get on the waiting list and inform me of how you heard about this and I
will allow you in.

1. Tue, March 13, 7-9pn: *Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide
on the book of the same name: a presentation by co-authors  ​*Michelle E.
Messina <https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellemessina/>* and ​*Jonathan C.
Baer <http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonbaersiliconvalley>*.  Venue: SEMI,
Milpitas, California UA.  Free, with pre-registration.  There will be a
book-signing, with books available for purchase.

2. Thu, March 15, noon-1:30pm: *Minitel: The Web before the Web
with authors Kevin Driscoll and Julien Mailland in conversation with
Internet History Program Curatorial Director Marc Weber, followed by a book
signing of Minitel: Welcome to the Internet
<https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/minitel>. Venue: Computer History Museum,
Mtn. View, California US.  Free, with pre-registration, and books will be
sold there by Books Inc.

3. Wed, March 28, 7:30pm: the Saratoga Historical Foundation is hosting a
lecture by author Tim Stanley about the new book *The Peopling of Silicon
Valley - 1940 to the Present Day: An Oral History
Venue: Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place, Saratoga, California US.
Free to Foundation members, and $5 for the general public.  The book will
be available for purchase.

This book puts a human face on the Valley. It does not pretend to be a
history of the entire Valley during this period or of the technology
industries for which the place is now famous. This is a personal history of
a cross section of the people who have settled here and of the place they
call home with just enough of the technology story to make it interesting.

The book encompasses the five major migrations to the Valley since World
War II: (1) the GIs, (2) Lockheed, (3) the chip makers, (4) the
minicomputer folks, and (5) the software and web developers. Each is, if
not the dominant group, at least a group representative of a particular
period that lasted fifteen years or more. Each wave of people brought with
it both increased economic prosperity and social change. This is their
story, told as much as possible in their own words.

Tim Stanley is also the author of *The Last of the Prune Pickers: A
Pre-Silicon Valley Story
a popular local history. 350 pages, 70 photographs.
Brian A. Berg / bberg at StanfordAlumni.org
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