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Diary Of An 80s Computer Geek

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From bright colours and big hair to synthesized songs and day glow wardrobes. The 1980s were certainly loud, often garish and utterly fabulous - no matter how embarrassing the outfits were. 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. 10 Print "The 80s are fab!" 20 Goto 10 Run Author's Comments: The current edition is dated 31st January 2016 and has been edited based on customer feedback.


Computer Systems

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&>standalone product; MasteringEngineering® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for 0134123832 / 9780134123837Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText - Access Card Package, 3/e

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MasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

For courses in Computer Science and Programming

Computer systems: A Programmer's Perspective explains the underlying elements common among all computer systems and how they affect general application performance. Written from the programmer's perspective, this book strives to teach readers how understanding basic elements of computer systems and executing real practice can lead them to create better programs.

Spanning across computer science themes such as hardware architecture, the operating system, and systems software, theThird Edition serves as a comprehensive introduction to programming. This book strives to create programmers who understand all elements of computer systems and will be able to engage in any application of the field--from fixing faulty software, to writing more capable programs, to avoiding common flaws. It lays the groundwork for readers to delve into more intensive topics such as computer architecture, embedded systems, and cybersecurity.

This book focuses on systems that execute an x86-64 machine code, and recommends that programmers have access to a Linux system for this course. Programmers should have basic familiarity with C or C++.

Also available with MasteringEngineering

MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results through personalized learning. This innovative online program emulates the instructor's office hour environment, engaging and guiding students through engineering concepts with self-paced individualized coaching With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.


Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringEngineering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.



Horror Stories From A Computer Tech

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Seven true stories about the craziest, creepiest, and funniest customers I've ever met as an in-home computer technician. Read them at your own risk...


A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework

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Saurus St is just like any other street . . . except for the dinosaurs!

What bad luck! Just when Sam's finished his homework a pterodactyl flies through the window and steals it.

Poor Sam. It's the fifth piece of homework he's lost this month. He's got to get it back.

With the help of big brother Nathan, Sam builds a pterodactyl suit and sets off for Saurus Hill. But there's an egg-shaped surprise in store for them up there!

About the Author

Nick is a professional psychologist and amateur acrobat. He once balanced on one leg for a whole minute before falling over. Nick lives with his wife and two small boys. The boys demand a new story every night. One prefers dragons and one prefers trolls. So he's kept on his toes.

About the Illustrator

Tony is an internationally aclaimed illustrator and artist. His drawings are loved in Japan for their detail and humour and he has recently won an award in the USA for his street chalk art. Tony has worked on educational, chapter and picture books in Australia and he has a Masters degree in Visual Communication. He lives in Sydney with his wife, his dog and two sons.


Horror Stories From A Computer Tech

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Seven true stories about the craziest, creepiest, and funniest customers I've ever met as an in-home computer technician. Read them at your own risk...



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