Can you identify this computer book from the 80s?
July 25, 2007 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone remember a computer book from the 80s with the author's phone number printed on the cover?

I was just a kid when it came out, so I don't remember much about it except it made heavy use of clip art. Ring any bells?
posted by symbebekos to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm sure it was Peter McWilliams. I miss seeing him around. He was a wonderful writer, computer guru and poet. He died a few years ago and is sadly missed by many.
posted by Jandasmo at 11:27 AM on July 25, 2007

I googled the text of your question and got this as the second item.
posted by found missing at 11:29 AM on July 25, 2007

I think that's it, although I was unable to find a picture of the front cover, which is what I'd need to be sure. I'm very sorry to hear that he died; that book was part of the beginning of my long love affair with technology and I would have liked to thank him for it.
posted by symbebekos at 11:30 AM on July 25, 2007

I think found missing has the right answer (and I was wrong). You're thinking of Russ Walters and his Secret Guide. As far as I know, Walters is still alive, but Williams' death is still pretty damn tragic.
posted by maudlin at 11:34 AM on July 25, 2007

*sigh* Russ Walter, not Walters.
posted by maudlin at 11:35 AM on July 25, 2007

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