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Re: [midatlanticretro] Vintage Computer (books)

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  • Jeffrey Brace
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 20, 2008
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      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 Smiley emoticon
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: john_apw
      Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 12:59 PM
      Subject: [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
      years before.

      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,
      -JohnM

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