ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 7 19:45:09 CDT 2005
> > For 'history', I've got 'Automatic Digital Computers' by M. V. Wilkes,
> > which I will not sell at _any_ price (well, it's autographed, OK...).
> Wilkes name!?! Yow... I have a 2nd ed of that book (paid $9 for),
Well, there'd be little point in having it autographed by Martin Richards
(BCPL chap), now would there :-)
Seriously, I bought it from a school library sale for (IIRC) 30p. I
happend to attend a lecture by Professor Wilkes about 20 years ago, and I
asked him if he'd autograph the book. He did.
> it's ex-library, somewhat ratty, it's a great book in many ways,
Yes, mine has got the libray stamps on the first couple of pages :-(
> and shows the pretty high level of software sophistication in
> 1950. (runtime linking loaders). 1st ed's now got for $1500!
Mine just says '1st printing 1956'.
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