Computer Guide 1983

by L. Sweeney and S. Barrett
CESS Publishing. Cambridge. 1983. (1425 pages)

This book, published in 1983, surveyed microcomputers sold in the early 1980's. The original audience for the book was purchasing, technical, and marketing agents. Looking back at the book now, 30 years later, its survey provides a snapshot of microcomputing just after the IBM Personal Computer and the Microsoft DOS operating systems entered the microcomputing market in 1981.

Computer Guide 1983


Section 1. Application Programs

Section 2. Programming Lanaguages

Section 3. Machine Hardware

Section 4. Consumer Information

Section 5. Stores and Vendors


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