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Diary Of An 80s Computer Geek (2014) (Spectrum 48K, Book) United Kingdom
Publisher: Stephen Howlett

Language: English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K

Release: Professionally published book

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

Book Information

Original Release Date: 1st May 2014
Original Release Price: £3.99
Market Valuation: £2.00 (How Is This Calculated?)
ISBN 10: 9781500577858
Number Of Pages: 120
Book Type: Paperback
Open Library Ref.: OL17361338W
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Stephen Howlett  

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"I enjoyed reading it... I would have liked to have seen at least some description of the code he actually put together, not to mention more of the things he got up to when he wasn't programming." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User Group

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Introduction | First Sentence


There are so many elements, which made the 80s a truly great decade, but one of the greatest contributions, if not the greatest, is the mass introduction of affordable 8-bit home micro computers.

These curious machines of geekdom changed the way we regarded computers and technology. No longer were they the sole perverse of tweed jacket clad scientists sporting unruly beards, micro computers were now forming a staple inventory in millions of homes.

Much of the technology that we enjoy today, such as desktop computers, notebooks, tablets, gaming consoles and smart phones, all of which are often taken for granted, can be traced back to this innovative decade.

If you were a child of the 80s and remember the joy of receiving your very first home computer or maybe a young adult who fondly remembers the excitement, then you will appreciate this unabashed reminiscence of a simpler time whose adolescent technological was on the cusp of great advancements.

This book is intended as celebration and reflection of all the computer technology that made the 80s such a wonderful, pioneering period and follows the journey of a self confessed, teenaged computer geek who experienced and enjoyed every ground breaking moment, including publishing his own software.

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From bright colours and big hair to synthesized songs and dayglo wardrobes. The 1980s were certainly loud, often garish and utterly fabulous - no matter how embarrassing the outfits were.

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