Must have books for Vintage Computing
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 00:07:24 CST 2005
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 00:51:40 -0500, Patrick Finnegan
<pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> > > Computer Engineering: A DEC View of Hardware Systems Design,
> > > by C. Gordon Bell et al., Digital Press
> That's ok, you'll be glad to know I just purchased a copy on amazon for
> about $7.50 :)
I think Gordon Bell has made that one available on-line.
> There are some books I gladly paid $$big_bux for, including the W.
> Richard Stevens TCP/IP Illustrated Vol 1, Advanced Programming in the
> Unix Environment, and his Unix Network Programming (vol 1 & 2) books.
> Must haves, IMHO, for anyone doing programming on Unix/Linux machines,
> and still in print. :)
Agreed... those are important books for anyone who does serious UNIX
programming. I have copies, too... bought new for $$$.
> Most of my vintage computer books & manuals I've been lucky enough to
> grab either cheaply ($5-$10) or as they were being thrown out. A
> proper VMS grey or orange wall is a necessity for any VAX-ite. Mine is
> orange. :)
Nice. I have an orange _and_ a grey wall... courtesy of a former
employer (plus RSTS,
RSX, RT-11, and a shelf of VMS 1.0 manuals waiting for Bob Supnik to finish his
VAX-11/780 emulator that's being done for the express purpose of being
able to run
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