PDP-8 "Introduction to Programming"

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Thu Feb 21 11:33:58 CST 2008

>Subject: Re: PDP-8 "Introduction to Programming"
>   From: Alec McKenzie <alec at mckenzie.me.uk>
>   Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:16:59 +0000
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at classiccmp.org>
>Symmes, Dave wrote:
>> I tripped across this email link on a Google search.
>> I was the author of the original PDP-8 * "Introduction to
>> Programming", published in either late 1968 or early 1969.  I hired
>> onto Digital straight out of college as a tech writer joining a
>> department of four writers for the whole company.
>> Almost 40 years later I am still with HP.
>Great to hear from you.
>My copy of "Introduction to Programming" shows:
>	First Printing, January 1969
>	Second Printing, July 1969
>	Copyright © 1968, 1969
>I found it a most useful book, though I had been programming PDP-8's
>since 1965, even before the first PDP-8's actually appeared.
>Alec McKenzie
>alec at mckenzie.me.uk

I still have my copy and read it from time to time, the concepts are
ageless and not married to any hardware.


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