Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY 1986; 881 pages, Index, extensive Glossary; diagrams, some photographs.
Condition: Very Good, red cloth hardcover with titles in gilt on cover and spine; in Very Good red, white and gold dustjacket; jacket with some light shelfwear along top and bottom edge. Front blank endpage has finger-length piece raggedly torn off top edge and corner, as if previous owner tore off a place where their name had been. Thick heavy book, binding is tight and square, pages are clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1980's computers and computing, Computer Science, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General microcomputer and Misc. manufacturers, Hardware, Microcomputers, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming
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Item Description'First complete microcomputer handbook to include all the facts you need to know for business and profession -- an in-depth tutorial about the four most important aspects of micros -- hardware, operating systems, programming and application packages. Covers all types of micros and personal computers; external storage devices; programming analysis, design and coding including detailed instruction about MBASIC and BASICA but also other important language such as PASCAL and PL/I; general discussion about operating systems followed by specific information on CP/M, PC-DOS and MS-DOS; complete tutorials on specific aps such as word processing including WordStar; spread sheets including VisiCalc, Multiplan, Lotus 1-2-3 and Symphony; data base emphasizing dBase Ii and III, and more.' (from the jacket flap)
CONTENTS Sections with multiple chapters in each -- Overview, introduction, computer system; HARDWARE -- Communicating; Printers (incl modified typewriter, dot matrix printer, daisy wheel, line printer, laser etc); External Storage - magnetic recording, disk drives, diskettes, winchester drives etc; Computers - cpu, memory, more PC boards, new chips (circa 1986), the IBM PC and XT etc;
SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS and DATA -- operating system; programs; data and files; APPLICATIONS -- ap. software; Word Processing; Data Base; Graphics'; Spread sheets; Fourth Generation spread sheets; Putting it all together; Lisa, Macintosh, Lisa 2 and their Ilk; Multiuser systems; more. Appendices include a Bibliography; extensive Glossary; Index; more.