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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 Meryle Secrest Author

In this never-told-before account of the design and development of the first desktop computer - even preceding the Osborne and Apple by more than a decade - you can learn all about how the Olivetti company came to be and how they mastered the typewriter business. From a booming business that and made advanced development in desktop and NASA units, Olivetti rose to the top in just two years... Only to fall in 18 months after the head of the company Adriano Olivetti died young from a heart attack, the brilliant young head engineer of the team was killed in a car crash, and many more suspicious deaths and loose ends that coincidentally came after the US government filed an antitrust suit against Olivetti. Learn all about this company and its suspicious, insidious, and shocking end and perhaps the reason why Olivetti has been forgotten over the years.

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