Computer Collecting Books [WAS: Dr. Dobb's article]

From: Mark Gregory <>
Date: Tue Jan 12 20:46:35 1999

At 04:24 PM 1/12/99 -0800, you wrote:

>There is also Haddock's book of a similar name. Unfortunately, my copy has
>gone missing. It's around somewhere, but Rachel has been cleaning up my
>room, and I'm lucky to be able to find a clean shirt, let alone something
>important like a classic computer book. 8^)
>--------------------------------------------------------------------- O-
>Uncle Roger "There is pleasure pure in being mad
> that none but madmen know."
Haddock's book is A Collector's Guide to Personal Computers and Pocket
subtitled A Historical, Rarity, and Value Guide, by Dr. Thomas F. Haddock,
Books Americana, Florence, Alabama, 1993. ISBN 0-89689-098-8.

I found it useful as a reference, but dated; it doesn't include many
machines after the Amiga 1000, and the prices are way out of date. Also,
the information about many machines is incomplete (e.g. no production
estimates, original list prices, details). The book also has a lot of
material on 70s vintage hobbyist machines and peripherals (e.g. Altair,
IMSAI, many more obscure others) that are largely unobtainable where I
live. Still, fun to browse through, and one of the few references available
for our hobby.

Received on Tue Jan 12 1999 - 20:46:35 GMT

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