[rescue] Forth

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed Apr 28 13:24:07 CDT 2004

> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> Date: 2004/04/28 Wed PM 05:59:31 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Forth
> On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:34 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >>> There is a book out, Thinking Forth. I have a copy, but haven't had
> >>> time to more than just start it before getting sidetracked with other
> >>> things.
> >>
> >>    Yes, I've been looking for that book...others have recommended it.
> >
> > Holy Crap!
> >
> > Look at the prices on these books - I wonder if people actually pay
> > these prices...
> >
> > http://www.alibris.com/search/books/subject/
> > FORTH%20Computer%20program%20language
>    I have, and quite happily.  If you need the material, what's the
> problem?  Have you been to a physical bookstore lately and looked at
> the prices on technical books?  Even books on low-tech technical stuff
> like Windows?

$200 for a 20 year old paperback on an obscure programming language?

That seems steep, but I actually spent an hour or two debating spending $180
for a copy of Computer Lib/Machine Dreams... THey used to have one at the
local bookstore at the mall, but that was 15+ years ago... ;^) I did not get
the book, in the end. I wonder if Ted Nelson has any more in his attic... (the
book was self-published, IIRC)

lionel 4287 at verizon net

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