https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTC_RxWN_xo Hour long video
It's a short article in Wired about Tom West, the leader of the team that built the machine, many years later, when he was retired in a coastal town.
Aha there it is: http://www.flailfast.com/
Along with Jacob’s laughter. “I thought it was hilarious. I mean, we both ate like pigs at the time, and I wasn’t surprised that Ben had to let one go, but man...what a doozy.” Ben and Jacob left the breakout room early; they feared a hazmat team was required to make the room usable again. But they couldn’t stop listening to the video as they walked back to Jacob’s apartment. Jacob remembered his epiphany; he didn’t think much of it then. “I didn’t like having to pull out my Flip cam to listen to it over and over again, when I had my iPhone right there. It deserved to be more convenient.” As soon as they returned to Jacob’s apartment, he built a (aptly described) “quick and dirty” iPhone app that could serve his purposes. All the app displayed was a big red button and the word “FART!” underneath it. Satisfied that it functioned as expected, Ben spent some time prettying up the button, and installed it on his own phone. The novelty refused to disappear as they pressed the button over and over again; the staying power of Ben’s indigestion was unprecedented.
Disclaimer: I have no idea where it stands with regards to factual accuracy.
I watched this talk a long time ago, but I just noticed the name is Steve Blank, the "customer development" guy, and I have one of his books. That's pretty cool.
(Commodore) The Home Computer Wars, Michael Tomczyk
(Apple) The Apple Revolution, Luke Dormehl, http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-apple-revolution-book-revie...
A Bibliography of the Personal Computer, Roy Allan, https://archive.org/details/ABibliographyOfThePersonalComput...
A History of the Personal Computer, Roy Allan, https://archive.org/details/A_History_of_the_Personal_Comput...
I love that Robert Noyce makes an appearance in Patrick's list; I feel that he did much to set the tone for entrepreneurship in the Valley.
The problem with these lists is that I never find time to go through them properly.