[rescue] Offer: PDP-8 books & (some) software...
francini at mac.com
Tue Jul 10 21:41:23 CDT 2007
Thanks for your offer. However, I'd like to keep the collection
together, as (for me) the 101 Basic Games book is strongly associated
with my teenage years, shoehorning some of those games into TSS/8
Basic. (That original edition included games programmed in a whole
bunch of different BASIC dialects, from PDP-8 to RSTS/E to "genuine"
Dartmouth (on the GE 635). For a later edition of the same book, the
publishers had all the games modified so they'd run on a 'standard'
BASIC (probably MS Basic for the 8080 -- can't remember right now).
>Not sur eif you got my earlier email, but I'm interested in the
>David Ahl book, 1010 Computer Games (I've lost my previous copy ;^).
>I'll happily pay shipping, plus a bit more to make it worth your
>while - just let me know what you want and I can PayPal you right
>I am located in Pennington, NJ 08534 to help you estimate postage
>(I'd guess Priority Mail would be under $5, but I'll defer to your
>estimate based on how you want to ship it)...
>>From: John Francini <francini at mac.com>
>>Date: 2007/07/07 Sat AM 09:53:49 CDT
>>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>>Subject: [rescue] Offer: PDP-8 books & (some) software...
>>I have a collection of DEC PDP-8 books and software that I'd like to
>>make go away, but not to a landfill. I've got:
>>a) A whole bunch of DEC Handbooks, including:
>> * Multiple Assembly Language Programming handbooks (PDP-8)
>> * PDP-11 Systems Handbooks
>> * Edusystems Handbook
>>b) 101 Computer Games, by David Ahl
>>c) TSS/8 System Manager's Manual
>>d) RX01 Floppies with some variant of OS/8 on them
>>All told it's about 30-40 lbs of paper. I'd rather it go to someone
>>local (near Nashua, NH), but I could ship it if there are no local
>>John Francini, francini at mac.com
>>"The journey is more important than the destination -- that's part of life.
>>If you only live for getting to the end, you're almost always disappointed."
>> -- Donald Knuth
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John Francini, francini at mac.com
"The journey is more important than the destination -- that's part of life.
If you only live for getting to the end, you're almost always disappointed."
-- Donald Knuth
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