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Re: The oldest computer book still on my shelves (or on my digital media) is ...

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Aug 03, 2015 at 19:43 UTC ( #1137288=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Do punch cards count as digital media? Finally got rid of the last of those when I was cleaning house making room for my dad to move in.

There are several mag tape reels in my one closet, some DC100 tapes of various types, 5-inch floppies, 3-inch floppies, a couple of 8-inch floppies and some zip drives.

That's the digital stuff

I have a book on Unix internals that dates back to sometime before I started working at Bell Labs in 1989, The Zen and Art of USENET, a book on how the USENET backbone is connected, a book from (3M? Xerox?) about "Ethernet."

One of my favorite possessions (well worn and marked on) is Volume I Issue 1 of Byte Magazine.

All sorts of magazines dating back to the beginnings of the microprocessor revolution. I may even have the original plans for an Intel 8008 based computer which was my first real computer project.

I might even still have my book on Fortran IV from when I was in High School. I tossed my COBOL book deciding I'm never going to look at that horrible language ever again.

Memories... lots of them...


Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; Blog: http://blog.berghold.net Warning: No political correctness allowed.
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Re^2: The oldest computer book still on my shelves (or on my digital media) is ...
by johngg (Canon) on Aug 03, 2015 at 21:36 UTC

    In my first programming job I was handed a copy of "Guide to Fortran IV Programming" by Daniel D McCracken (1973) to learn from but, sadly, it wasn't mine to keep so isn't on my shelves. They did send me on a training course as well after a few months :-)

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

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