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The book doesn't spend a lot of time on pre-1970s history of computers, so if you want to read about ancient and Renaissance mechanical calculators you should look elsewhere. But the coverage of the modern PC is excellent and fairly comprehensive, touching on all the major companies and many of the most groundbreaking computer models along the way.
The book does leave you wanting to know a lot more about the companies and personalities behind these PCs, but it's understandable that comprehensiveness is sacrificed for broader coverage. If you want a nice, broad history of the PC era, this is it.