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#1 RobertB OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:59 PM

Just released is the "Vintage Commodore 128 Personal Computer Handbook: 2019 Survival Edition" by Margaret Gorts Morabito.  Recommended by CBM engineer Bil Herd with a foreword from him, the book is both for C128 beginner and pro, telling about the basics of usage and updating about the newest developments for this computer.
 
To order the book or the Kindle version, go to
 
 
I'm getting mine,
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#2 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:23 PM

Available any place other than Amazon?



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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:00 PM

I searched by ISBN (1090260814) and no luck, it is just at Amazon...



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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:48 PM

Probably it is print on demand, typical for Amazon.



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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:12 AM

I just received my copy yesterday. Overall, I think is is a pretty good book and a great introduction to the C128. It is interesting to read the original 1980s vs 2019 take on many of the topics.

There are some things that I think could be improved (like an appendix listing the websites and forums available today), but I would still recommend the book as a good reference.

You can download a free sample of the Kindle version that includes the table of contents and about the first 30 pages of the book.

Edited by broettger, Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:12 AM.


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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:09 PM

Available any place other than Amazon?

You don't like Amazon either? Funny though - when I searched this book, apparently RobertB has pasted his post on every Commodore site in the world :ponder: !  I hope and pray it will be available some where else.



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:31 AM

You don't like Amazon either? Funny though - when I searched this book, apparently RobertB has pasted his post on every Commodore site in the world :ponder: !  I hope and pray it will be available some where else.

 

Been boycotting Amazon since Bezo's "1-Click" patent. I saw it as a blatant attempt to abuse the patent system and my grudge did not expire with the patent.

 

If it is a print-on-demand book then supply should not be a problem.  I am glad to see Robert spreading the word.



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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:00 PM

 

Been boycotting Amazon since Bezo's "1-Click" patent. I saw it as a blatant attempt to abuse the patent system and my grudge did not expire with the patent.

 

If it is a print-on-demand book then supply should not be a problem.  I am glad to see Robert spreading the word.

I've had a problem with Amazon long before his 1-click crap. I refuse to buy from them, period.

I wasn't belittling RobertB about posting so many places. I just thought it funny he hit so many sites! I am all for spreading the word about C-128 news. Mine still gets used almost every day.



#9 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:03 PM

I've had a problem with Amazon long before his 1-click crap. I refuse to buy from them, period.

I wasn't belittling RobertB about posting so many places. I just thought it funny he hit so many sites! I am all for spreading the word about C-128 news. Mine still gets used almost every day.

 

I wanna say that was the first time I had ever heard of Amazon. I am afraid I was did not stay on top of Internet culture outside of IRC and other activities.

 

And, gotchya, I see the humor there.  Robert gets around.  I had a chance to meet him at Amiga 30 and he is a nice guy and very enthusiastic, not to mention a valuable resource.



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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:55 AM

Oddly I found it as this Swedish reseller. You probably don't want to order from overseas, but it should be an indication it will pop up at more sites.

 

https://www.adlibris...n-9781090260819

 

Also in Australia:

https://www.booktopi...1090260819.html


Edited by carlsson, Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 AM.


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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2019 2:55 PM

Thriftbooks wrote the original software Amazon uses so their site does look retro Amazon-ish... but they are not Amazon with only 900 empolyees.

 

https://www.thriftbo...ut-thriftbooks/

ThriftBooks was started in 2003 by two entrepreneurs. They wrote the first version of the software to list and price books on Amazon.com. In 2004, ThriftBooks graduated from a storage unit to a warehouse on Mercer Street in downtown Seattle that was capable of holding 200,000 books. In 2006, we moved into a larger warehouse in Auburn, WA that was capable of holding 1 million books....The company has grown into a global enterprise serving millions of customers worldwide with the help of a team of over 900 dedicated employees.

 

Anyway they have Vintage Commodore 128 Personal Computer Handbook:

https://www.thriftbo...isbn=1090260814

 

Update: Showing Temporarily Unavailable


Edited by thetick1, Thu Apr 4, 2019 3:00 PM.


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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:32 PM

 

Robert gets around.

Heh, I'm supposed to be in New Zealand and Australia later this year, visiting Commodore/Amiga people.

 

By the way, the Vintage Commodore 128 Personal Computer Handbook will be for sale at the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show (especially for those who don't want to order through Amazon).  See the picture at

 

http://blog.retro-li...-sale-at-c.html

 

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
April 27-28 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
June 8-9 Pacific Commodore Expo NW - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex

August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex






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