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

From: John R. Keys Jr. <>
Date: Tue Jan 12 20:50:17 1999

Another one that I really like is Stan Veit's History of The Personal
Computer it's a great reference source with photos so that you know what to
look for. He writes a little history about each machine. It's still only $3
from the guy on ebay. John

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Mark Gregory
> Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 8:47 PM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Computer Collecting Books [WAS: Dr. Dobb's article]
> 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
> Calculators,
> 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 machines after the Amiga 1000, and the prices are way out of date.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.
> Mark.
Received on Tue Jan 12 1999 - 20:50:17 GMT

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