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I Officially Give Up on the Online bB Book

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I've been working on an online book off and on (more off than on) since the beginning of 2018 that is based on the book Atari Basic: A Self-Teaching Guide:




I'm not a writer or a teacher, so it was hard to even get started since the book relies heavily on PRINT, which batari Basic doesn't have. I'd work on it a little, redo the little I'd done, do a little more, change the style, redo it some more, and so on. I could see that it was going to get even harder since the different batari Basic kernels could make the online book seem like a poorly done version of the "Who's on First?" comedy routine.




Or maybe it would be more like a "You can call me Ray" routine:




Now I can stop mentally beating myself up about not working on it enough and not exactly knowing how to convert a book that basically needs a rewrite instead of a simple conversion.


In case anyone is interested, I'm working on some pop culture pages right now:




They're based on the Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates pages, but the Atari 2600 info has been removed and images and embedded commercials have been added.

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Excellent presentations in the H word RT, that's very helpful to a lot of people -  two thumbs up! :) 


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