Technology isn't just computers, networks and phones. Technology has always been part of the human experience. All of our ancestors have looked for ways to help the survive and do less work for more gain. Archive.org has a host of old technology books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. Many of the technologies discussed within these books are being put to use again these days in the back to the land" and homesteading movements. You might even find something that could address one of your own garden or farm issues, but has been lost to time and history. Enjoy! --Douglas
Another magazine I read from almost the beginning. I even typed in long program listings to build a game for a friend’s kids to play. Those were the days…NOT! There were always typos and bugs to be corrected and you often had to wait for future issues to find corrections in the code that people had discovered. Still, we had computers and we did fun things with them. Heck, I wouldn’t have gotten through college without the assistance of AppleWriter and AppleWorks for writing papers. I also first learned how to be a tech support person, which I then turned into a lifelong career! — Douglas
Compute! Issue 1 - Fall 1979 - Publisher's Remarks - Selecting and Developing Small Business Systems . Potential & Pitfalls - Sorting Sorts: A Programming Notebook - Len Lindsay Reviews Three Word Processors . An Overview - Review Word Processor from Commodore Business Machines - Review Word Processor Program (WPP) from Connecticut Microcomputer - Review Word Processor from Programma International - Microcomputers for Nuclear Instrumentation - COMPUTE. Dealers As Of September 11, 1979 - Tokens Aren't Just For Subways: A Convenient Method to List Microsoft BASIC Tokens - Universal 6502 Memory Test PET, Apple, Sym and Others - Microcomputers in Education - Flying With PET Pilot: Kids and Microcomputers At Peninsula School - Teachers, Computers and The Classroom - Atari Computers: The Ultimate Teaching Machines? - The Evolution Of A Magazine - Pet In Transition . ROM Upgrade Map - A Commodore Perspective - Retrofitting ROMs - PET Screen Print Routine - PET Resources - PET Cassette Format Revisited - CGRS Microtech 6502 Professional Development System - Pinfeed Cassette Labels - Instant Software Catalog - 6502 Programming Manual Versions - A Letter To Compute - TRACE For The Pet - 32K Programs Arrive - Review The BASIC Switch - Non-Stop PETS, Old and New - Un-Crashing On Upgrade ROM Computers - Review 8-Bit Digital To Analog Converter - Review Bridge Challenger - Using Direct Access Files With The Commodore 2040 Dual Drive Disk - Mastering The Ohio Scientific Challenger 1P - Review Review Procedures - Review D.C. Hayes Micro Modem - Review PET SET 1a - Review Petunia & Petunia Player - Review Corvus 11A Disk Drive - Review New-Cursor (Hardware) - Review New-Cursor (Hardware) - Review Macro Assembler And Text Editor: Sym Version - Review Challenger 1P - Review AIM 65.
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