1305 EDT 20150725: updated re Turbo-Pascal. Arunbear caught my mistake in the reference, and the 1989 Ed. (now in the list) is closer to [davies original suggestion.
- The link for 'z80 Assy Lang' is changed from an eBay address to an Amazon address; no other satisfactory links were found. Perhaps the Amazon listing will last a bit longer than the eBay link
- See 20150725 update, above:
The link for the davies' 1991 ed of 'Turbo Pascal' by Walter Savitch has been changed to a 1993 edition at Amazon. If the pollsters prefer, one may find http://lib.ewubd.edu/vufind/Record/1357/Details or a 1992 example at https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1915444W/Turbo_Pascal_4.0_5.0 a better choice. I found NO OTHER PAGES with a (decent) picture (which is part of the 'gag' for this poll) of the cover of the '91 edition
- the K&R link has been changed to a wikipedia address
Revised, proposed poll content below the horizontal rule.
The oldest computer book (still) on my shelves or on my digital media is ...
- A Programming Language, 1962, Iverson
- Programming the 1900 series in COBOL, an ICL training manual from 1974.
- Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, Niklaus Wirth, Prentice Hall, 1976, ISBN 0-13-022418-9
Suggestion of davies who says "By publication date (1976), ... my second oldest..."
- The C Programming Language, 1978, Kernighan & Ritchie
- System V - Interface definition, 1986, AT&T
Suggested by Tux
- Z80 Assembly Language Programming, 1979, Leventhal
- TheSOURCE User's Manual, 1979 (Extra points for the brown, 3-ring-binder edition)
- The C Primer, 1983, Hancock & Kreiger
- Interactive Fortran 77, 1984, A Hands on Approach Chivers & Sleightholme
- Turbo-Pascal, 1989, 2nd Edition, Savitch
Idea provided by davies.
- Perl.1 man page, 1991, Wall (a re-organized web version of the "perl.1" man page
for PERL version 4: extra points for docs for Perl v. 1, 2 or 3.)