39 pioneers of the computer revolution
The Personal Computer was not invented. It was discovered as it emerged from the novel recombination of many inventions, some decades old by the time the first PCs appeared. The PC thus has no “father,” but innumerable parents, each adding an inventive contribution to an utterly surprising brainchild.
The result is a long and tangled PC family tree encompassing everyone from early pioneers to the visionaries exploring the outer edges of the information revolution today. It is an ancestry that photographer Naonori Kohira knows well, for he has spent years documenting the PC revolution on behalf of magazines in Japan and around the globe. Silicon Road contains a selection of Kohira’s most memorable images, offering us an intimate and illuminating encounter with 39 of the most important people in the history of the PC.
Author: Naonori Kohira
Editorial supervisor: Paul L. Saffo