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Questions tagged [books]

Questions on retro-related books (contemporary or historic)

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What books did schools use to teach BASIC?

What books would have been used to teach school aged kids BASIC in a classroom setting back when BASIC was in common use? 8-Bit computers commonly came with tutorials to learn BASIC, like A Touch of ...
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Why does this BASIC program declare variables for the numbers 0 to 4?

On pages 150 to 154 of William Tang's (1982) Spectrum Machine Language for the Absolute Beginner, there are these lines of code. (Note GOTO 9000 is the first non-REM statement in the program). 9000 ...
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Where can I get the errata sheet for Spectrum Machine Language for the Absolute Beginner?

I'm happily working through William Tang's Spectrum Machine Language for the Absolute Beginner. I've already found one error (in the EZCODE listing), which I was able to fix myself, but to save myself ...
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What is the title of this Macintosh programming book?

Back when Mac OS was called "System" and preemptive multitasking was a distant fantasy, I had a small collection of Macintosh programming books. For the life of me, though, I can't remember what one ...