The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy To Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer

By Secrest, Meryle

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9780451493651
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Knopf.


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Reviewed on October 1, 2019  |  Social Sciences

Biographer Secrest (Being Bernard Berenson) marshals a variety of personal, corporate, and government sources to make the case that the early 1960s deaths of the president of the Olivetti typewriter-turned-business machine company and its electronics laboratory director were not accidents, but rather assassinations timed to prevent Olivetti from introducing a desktop computer to the American market. Most of the book is detailed background of t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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