Beautifully photographed by John Short and written by Alex Wiltshire this engaging 256-page visual resource captures the details of switches and early user-interface design, letterforms and logos, and the quirks that set one computer off from another.
My first was a Commodore Vic 20 - not included in the book but the identical Commodore 64 is. My next was an Atari 1024 as it came with a MIDI socket - phenomenal at the time. Its predecessor the Atari 520 is included.
The pages nicely fold out flat for easy viewing / scanning. Although it’s great to be in delicious hardback I would really like this to be available in a digital format so I can share with my students on screen in class.
There is a brief description of each with samples of adverts from the time.
Make a note: Ideal gift for IT Tech support staff!
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