Thursday, December 05, 2019

Historical Technology Books - 37 in a series - MacWorld April 1984 Premier Issue

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 them 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
Historical Technology Books - 37 in a series - MacWorld April 1984 Premier Issue

I wrote a couple of freelance articles for Macworld over the years. It was one of my regular monthly purchases and reads during my time in the IT trenches. — Douglas

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A New World

Imagine how the fifteenth-cen- tury explorers felt as the first news from the newly dis- covered Western Hemisphere trickled back to Europe. That is the only analogy that approxi- mates the excitement and won- der that I feel about the launching of the Macintosh computer.

As a computer journalist and adventurer, I’ve had the good fortune to serve as an explorer, historian, and guide during the recent unprecedented expan- sion of the personal computer world. When I had my first ex- perience with the Macintosh, however, I realized that all my previous explorations had cov- ered only one continent.

No machine has ever been scaled so perfectly for the indi- vidual user and for the adven- turesome spirit in such an accessible form. I confidently predict that the Mac will change forever our ideas about work and creativity — as well as the way we think about com- puters. The Mac represents a new frontier in computing, and it’s open for all of us to explore, whether we’re computer novices or experts.


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