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Happy 40th Birthday Intel 4004 [Kindle Edition]

Rik Myslewski
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It's 40 years since Intel baked the first microprocessor, so celebrate by buying The Register's latest ebook, Happy Birthday Intel 4004.

In this ebook, El Reg's Rik Myslewski traces Intel's path from the 4004, Intel's 2,300 transistor, 10 micron wunderkind of 1971, through to the 22nm, multi-billion transistor, multi-core marvels that underpin today silicon-based world.

On the way, he runs through the chip giant's biggest hits and asks a barful of Intel's top engineers when exactly we can expect the company's processors to finally supplant our puny human brains. The answer will surprise you. And don't worry, he hardly mentions Itanium at all.

At less than the price of a birthday card, this ebook will leave you amazed, astounded, and wondering where the time went.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1483 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Publisher: The Register (15 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MSQKOE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #441,780 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but bring the price down! 23 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found a very interesting story of how Intel has got to where it has.

The colour pictures are fine on a Kindle app on iPhone or Android but are pretty hopeless on the mono screen of a hardware Kindle, but I cannot hold that against the team at The Register.

I appreciate one can read the pages for "free" from The Register website but I feel there is a benefit to put some of the well-researched stories into e-book format so they can be read without adverts and an always on connection to the website (e.g. when on a train or plane). I would much prefer they were priced at £1.00 however as I feel that makes it an easy impulse purchase rather than thinking about it, umming and ahhing, and then not bothering.

Over to you guys at The Register - fancy bringing your prices down so more people buy these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool pictures! 15 Jan 2012
By Janice the Great - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The pictures of the chips show up very nicely on a Kindle Fire, or on a PC running Kindle software. They appear to all be color pictures. A few are a bit blurry, but most are quite sharp, considering especially that these are very small chips being photographed. On a normal black-and-white Kindle, the pictures are not quite as pleasant, as the colors help to delineate many of the structures on the chips. My only disappointment was in not being able to increase the size of the pictures, to see some of the details a little closer.

There is no table of contents or index. I would normally have taken one star away for that, but the pictures are beautiful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4-biter 5 Mar 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The intel 4004 was arguably the first 4-bit monolithic
microprocessor. This is a decent desciption of the
details of the chip.
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