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Home Computers: 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation

As soon as you pick up this coffee table style book you know that you're in for a treat. A quick flick through reveals page after page of beautiful photos accompanied by well layed out text descr...   Read More

What the Dormouse Said by John Markoff

The premise of this book is that the 60s/70s counter-culture led to the personal computer revolution. I think the book demonstrated well how this influenced SAIL and how the Augment lab innovation...   Read More

Electronic Brains: Stories from the Dawn of the Computer Age by Mike Hally

This is an interesting history of computer development around the world during the 1940s and 50s.  The book grew out of a radio series on BBS Radio 4 and contains lots of original material gained from ...   Read More

Connecting a Parallel Printer to a Modern Linux Machine Using a LogiLink USB to Parallel Cable, D-SUB 25pin

I have a number of older printers that I would like to connect to my modern machine, but have been unable to do so because my computer doesn't have a parallel interface. After searching the internet f...   Read More

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

This book, written in 1975, offers a fascinating insight into the software engineering process used at that time. The author draws from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 and OS/...   Read More

Fundamentals of Operating Systems by A.M. Lister - Second Edition

It was fascinating to read this book from 1979 and see how operating system design was viewed then, compared to now. The biggest change being the shift in importance from batch processing to the inter...   Read More

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