|Title||:||The Word Processing Book: A Short Course in Computer Literacy|
|Number of Pages||:||281 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Word Processing Book: A Short Course in Computer Literacy Reviews
A very humorous look at Computers and Computing if now a little dated.
The primary charm of obsolete technology books lies, I think, in a combination of their enthusiam for what then was new and exciting, perhaps even of limitless potential in the popular imagination, and comparing their effulgence to retrospective realities. McWilliams's book on word processing is a good example of how far things have come since the early 80s. Originally printed in 1982 and revised in 1984, the specifications of the systems he writes about seem, today, extraordinarily expensive and awkward – yet, at the time, they would have seemed magnificent. I grew up in the 80s with simple 8-bit home computers, and I remember that excitement very well; McWilliams writes with easy humour and a sense of pragmatism, and if you are interested at all in the history of computing from a user persepective, you could do worse than take a look at this book.