The worst example of history writing I have yet read

From Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber (page 96):

The greater the need to improvise the more democratic the cooperation [within companies] tends to become. Inventors have always understood this, start-up capitalists frequently figure it out, and computer engineers have recently rediscovered the principle … Apple Computers is a famous example: it was founded by (mostly Republican) computer engineers who broke from IBM in Silicon Valley in the 1980s, forming little democratic circles of twenty to forty people with their laptops in each other’s garages.

The embolded sentence has seven errors of fact in it. Can you find them all?


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