You’ll never guess what computer book I bought


I forget exactly how I reached the listing for this on Amazon. I just felt instant nostalgia when I saw it though. I would have loved to have this back in the day. I did have a book by Peter Norton, but this one seems more thorough. I don’t have any ambitious plans or anything, but it’s nice to look through as a reminder of how things once worked.

Comments (6)

6 responses to “You’ll never guess what computer book I bought”

  1. jimchamplin

    Learn how to port GEOS to run as a windowed application in Windows 10. And dosshell.

    Dosshell forever.

  2. Dave

    Those were the days! I have fond memories of Xtree and a love of floppy disks!

    • erichk

      In reply to Dave:

      I have a big box sitting here of three-and-a-halves, some of it contains software but most are blank. I use some of them with my Apple //gs, but otherwise I'm just preventing them from going in a landfill!

  3. Paul Thurrott

    I would imagine that most of that still works today in Cmd.

    • erichk

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      Reading the intro in the book was very interesting. I can't remember word-for-word, but basically it was going on about how advanced MS-DOS had become, what with it being able to support networking and all that stuff. This was 1987 folks!