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Let's Compute
I have a stack of prehistoric computing books which I have rescued from untimely incineration. Unfortunately, I'm not really sure if they are likely to be of any use/interest to anybody... if they're potentially desirable objects I'd quite like to make a couple of quid out of them on eeeeeeeBay, as sort of compensation for lugging the buggers home on my bike (they were heavy!), but if they're only going to make pennies I'd be happy to just release them into the wild. Any opinions?


  • Christopher Evans, "The Mighty Micro"
  • J. B. Vonk, "The Z80 Pocketbook"
  • "Modern Computing Methods" (Notes on Applied Science, No. 16)
  • N. Kantaris, "Learning to Program in C"
  • D. Russell, "The Principles of Computer Networking"
  • C. S. Horstmann, "Mastering C++: Introduction to C++ and Object-oriented Programming for C. and PASCAL Programmers"
  • K. Davis & J. Hughes (eds.), "Functional Programming"
  • R. Erskine, "First Steps in 80286 Assembly Language"
  • S. Williams & S. Walmsley, "Discover Delphi"
  • S. Thompson, "Type Theory and Functional Programming"
  • R. A. Finkel, "An Operating Systems Vade Mecum"
  • C. R. Snow, "Concurrent Programming"
  • D. A. Turner (ed.), "Research Topics in Functional Programming"
  • A. Stuur & I. Kalas et al, "Windows Programming for Kids using Superlogo"
  • "Windows 95 Pour les Nuls"

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huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: September 17th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I believe 'The Mighty Micro' is something of a cult item, so you might get a bob or two for it.

Yes, it's the only one I'd heard of.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 17th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
It's about the only one I'd be tempted to keep :) but my parents (who knew the author) already have a copy.

BTW happy belated birthday! I'm sorry I didn't realise when it was in time to, er, not be belated about it.
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: September 17th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I was away from LJ all yesterday daytime, anyway, so it matters not. (Yes, this was the worst thing about getting unexpectedly sent to a conference.)
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: September 17th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
If they're free (or swap for a glass or two) I'll take the Vonk, Kantaris, Davis&Hughes, Thompson, and maybe the Williams&Walmsley
j4 From: j4 Date: September 17th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure if they're free yet. Depends if I think I can get any money for them! :)

Also I'm sort of trying to work out if they might've been saleable (since they were originally being thrown out on the grounds that they weren't, & I thought that was unfair). So, out of interest, would you have paid money for them if you'd seen them for sale e.g. in a charity shop?

Will bear in mind that they have a potential good home to go to, though...
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: September 17th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. Well, not more than 25p each. I'd like them in the same way I check out manuals being thrown out of our place.
From: besskeloid Date: September 17th, 2004 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Give her some money, you great oaf!
fanf From: fanf Date: September 17th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd like the Thompson and the Turner.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 17th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
But would you pay for them? :) (I'm trying to work out if it's worth eBaying them or if I should just bring 'em to the pub on Thursday some time...)

(Yes I am a mercenary little badger, why do you ask?)
ali_in_london From: ali_in_london Date: September 18th, 2004 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes I am a mercenary little badger

I now have the image of a badger in an red eye mask, with a dagger between its teeth and a bandoleer slung about its person.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 18th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Subscribe! :-)
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j4 From: j4 Date: September 18th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me, I have a copy of "Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools" (Aho, Sethi & Ullman) here which I believe was intended for you... (it certainly wasn't intended for me!)
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: September 19th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard of Horstmann, but that's because the current (3rd) edition of Computing Concepts with C++ Essentials was the basic (not BASIC) textbook for the C++ part of my MSc last year ...
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