Prelude Press, CA, 1983 stated first edition; 287 pages, Illustrations, photographs.
Condition: Very Good, 6x9 size, stiffcovered softcover, white with ared letters, light edgewear, slight abrasion on front cover; binding is tight, pages clean & unmarked - appears only lightly read. A nice copy of this.
Categories: 1980's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General microcomputer and Misc. manufacturers, General Histories and References, Hardware, Home Computers, Personal Computers, Human-Computer Interaction, Microcomputers, Word Processing, Data Processing
Item Description'Don't be afraid to experiment. You can't hurt the computer (unless you throw it out a window in frustration) and the worst you can do to a program is erase it (At which point you go to your back-up disk - you DID make a back-up disk didn't you) If you wonder as you go along, what would happen if I did this -- do it and find out. You may discover a use for a program even the programmer didn't consider...' (from the book)
The Personal Computer; Of Programming, How Personal Computers Work, & Other Unnecessary Information; Word Processing; Accounting; Electronic Spreadsheeting & Graphics; Data Banks;
Electronic Mail & Teleconferencing; Data Bases; Networking; Personal Computers in Small Buisness; The Personal Computer in Big Business;
The Drawbacks of Personal Computers; The Fear of Computers; Selecting a Personal Computer for Buisness; Purchasing a Personal Computer; Learning a Personal Computer Program;
A Name-Brand Buying Guide -- Apple IIE & Lisa, Franklin Ace 1000 & 1200, Basis 108. Radio Shack,Epson HX-20, Sony Typecorder, Heath H-89 & Zenith HZ-100, Osborne 1, Osborne Executive, Zorba, Kaypro II & 4, Kaypro 10, Morrow Micro Decision, Sanyo MBC 1000, Otrona Attache, Escort, Teleram T-3000, Toshiba T100, Cromemco, NorthStar Advantage, NEC APC, Televideo 802, Televideo TS 803, Xerox 820 II, Eagle II, IBM Personal Computer, IBM XT, DEC Rainbow 100, DECmate II, Victor 9000, Epson QX-10, Hewlett Packard HP-86 & HP-125;
Software, Printers, Peripherals -- Modems, Printers, Programs, Communications Programs, Peripherals; Addresses