Searching for an old computer book...

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Searching for an old computer book...

Postby WSmac » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:15 am

I'm trying to find a book I had in 1989/1990.
It was a soft-cover book, text book size.

The subject was basically home computing.
The author was hilarious in some of the things he wrote.
He gave basic explanations on every OS going at the time, but the book dealt mostly with DOS.

He gave lots of examples of how to write in DOS and make your computer work better or just to have fun with it outside Bill Gates' OS.

My copy had a brown cover.
The author described himself as a loner who lived in an apartment in Boston(?) surrounded by computers.

I believe the book went through several printings.

If you think you may know the title or author of what I described please let me know.
Hopefully someone will mention something that rings a bell.

thanks
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Postby Since1982 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:33 pm

Try Amazon.com and type "computer books" into the search line. You might be quite surprised in the responses you get. Good Luck!
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Postby DanR » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:28 am

I've actually found that Chapters in Canada is really great about finding out-of-print and obscure titles. They're at http://www.chapters.ca.
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Postby binx » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:26 pm

Bill probably owns all of the copies...:shifty:

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