Re: [midatlanticretro] Vintage Computer (books)
- I think that is very cool. Without the internet it would be extremely difficult to locate items such as this. ebay, craigslist and the like make is much easier to locate items of interest----- Original Message -----From: john_apwSent: Monday, October 20, 2008 12:59 PMSubject: [midatlanticretro] Vintage Computer (books)
MANY...many years ago, I had a set of three special computer books
that I thought were soooooo cool, that I've hung onto them despite
numerous "library reductions". Well, two of the three...
I lent the first of the set to my brother, with the condition that he
return it to me in order to borrow the next. He never did. Then he
joined the Navy and moved to the West Coast. In the early 1990's, I
asked him about the book and he finally admitted that he had lost it
So, I've been forlorn about the loss for a long time... (And annoyed
that I couldn't share them with my son, whose learning assembly-
language programming on his new micro-KIM that we built at VCF East.)
BUT LAST WEEK, I found a copy on the internet and bought it.
I JUST GOT IT IN THE MAIL, and my set has been restored!!! Ca-loo Ca-
ly! I'm happy as a pig...
You see, the set of books are:
"An Introduction to Microcomputers" by Adam Osborne
Volume 0: The Beginner's Book (newly re-acquired)
Volume 1: Basic Concepts
Volume 2: Some Real Products, June 1977 Revision
My Vols 1 and 2 are second printings, but the newly re-acquired Vol 0
is a first!!
How cool is that!!!!!
A happy guy,