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#1 bombidragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 10:16 AM

Kevins new book goes on sale soon. I would recommend it to anyone interested in retro computers or 80's tech.


Amazon http://www.amazon.co...cr_mts_prod_img

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#2 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 12:04 PM

The paper version is available on Amazon now — the Kindle version should be available sometime this week.

This is probably the first book with an Atari 800 on the cover in 25 years or more :)

—Kevin

Edited by Savetz, Sun Nov 4, 2012 12:05 PM.


#3 bombidragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 2:11 PM

I finished the book last night, so I figured I would throw you out there.

#4 RJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 5:05 PM

Hey Kevin you look just like the guy on the cover! What a strange coincidence! ;)

#5 Chuck D. Head OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012 11:19 PM

Hey Kevin, thanks for reading for us at the Commodore Club last week. Gonna pick up the book this payday or next. Thanks for the TRS-80 stuff too!!

#6 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:04 PM

The Kindle version is available now!

Kindle: http://www.amazon.co...BC&linkCode=as2

Or dead trees: http://www.amazon.co...03&linkCode=as2

-Kevin

#7 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:59 PM

Awesome! This sounds like the story of my childhood!
Anything with TRS-80 references makes happy! :)

#8 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:18 PM

256 pages!

#9 raskar42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:13 PM

is this book suitable for younger readers, or is it full of swears?



Edited by raskar42, Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:35 PM.


#10 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:25 PM

@raskar - about the worst word that I use in the book is "crap" and its variants. It does use the term BJ once, where I'm quoting someone. And there's a reference to emailing porn.

#11 swlovinist OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:11 PM

Sounds like a fantastic read, I will have to pick this one up!

#12 twh/f2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:12 AM

Bought it today for my Kindle for 4,85 EUR . Great read so far ! :)

#13 twh/f2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:05 PM

I'm now at page 100 or so and must say I have to smile all over again and again.

Kevin, I just can't believe how often I can find myself in your stories. It's so wonderful - with your book I can remember scenes from my life which I almost forgot!!

What fascinates me is, that a kids life can be so comparable in that nerd-aspect. I've grown up in East Germany (GDR) and was born a few years later (1978). But all the things like mail orders, mailboxes, magazines, listings, books, high school trading and user groups are totally the same thing. amazing!!!

And I always thought that in the US it must have been totally different - everywhere Atari stores and software to buy even at Wal*Mart :)

Edited by twh/f2, Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:11 PM.


#14 Mister VCS OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:26 PM

terrible nerd since 1979 - since i got in touch with the Atari VCS ;)

#15 RJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:54 AM

Bought. Reading. Enjoying.

Joe (stepdad) doesnt seem so unkind, letting you run around w/ the night vision goggles, letting you bring his sword/weapon collection to the school Medieval Market, etc. Do we learn about his more dastardly behavior later on?

Edited by RJ, Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:02 AM.


#16 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:30 PM

The Nook version is now available: http://www.barnesand...vetz/1113839841

@RJ -- No, I don't get into any dastardly stuff. The book is a tech memoir, not an autobiography, so I didn't to talk too much family stuff or whatever -- I just tried to provide enough about the family situation to provide context for the tech stuff.

Edited by Savetz, Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:30 PM.


#17 dwh OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:41 PM

I read the Kindle version...nice book.The number of laughs you get out of the book depends on just how geeky you are.

#18 smagnotta OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 1, 2012 3:42 PM

I just bought this for my Kindle. My first ever e-book for the Kindle. It is a nice read. Great job Kevin! A lot of similarities in my own life (I'm 45)...Recommended.

~Sal

#19 david_mn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2012 6:45 PM

Just finished the book this morning. A nice read all around. I was born in 1968, and wound up as a technical writer so this parallels my life somewhat.

#20 Carl_R OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:01 AM

I've ordered this book and look forward to reading it, being of the same generation and a technical writer myself.

Regards,
Carl

#21 yves31 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:36 PM

I sure would like to buy and read your book :)

Problem is I live in Canada and I can not order from amazon.com but just amazon.ca :(

Is there another way to buy your book?

Thanks!

Yves (from Canada)

#22 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:38 PM

@Yves - it's available on amazon.ca - as both Kindle or paper. http://www.amazon.ca...61324172&sr=8-3




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