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Computing Books written by Rodney Dale and Ian Williamson

The following is a list of Computing Books written by Rodney Dale and Ian Williamson in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 2 Computing Books written by Rodney Dale and Ian Williamson in our collection :
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Understanding Microprocessors with the MK14 Date: 1980 Understanding Microprocessors with the MK14

This book approaches the subject of microprocessors and their functions through the SC/MP processor.  This was the processor included with the Science of Cambridge Mk14, the forerunner of Sinclair and Acorn's hugely successful 1980s microcomputers.

From the blurb:

'Specially written for users of the Science of Cambridge Mk 14 Microcomputer, this book provides a carefully structured introduction to Mk 14 programming in SC/MP (8060) Assembler language.  Various examples are given, including the design and writing of a games program.  An appendix gives the circuit for a 11/2K memory expansion.'

The book was written by Ian Williamson and Rodney Dale, both of whom are now trustees of the Centre for Computing History. 

Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Rodney Dale and Ian Williamson
Platform:

The Myth of the Micro Date: 1980 The Myth of the Micro

This book, published in 1980 at the dawn of the microprocessor age, describes the microprocessor from a technical and societal standpoint.  It aims to debunk various myths that sprung up around microprocessors.

From the blurb:

'DON'T BE FOOLED BY TECHNOFEAR

Will silicon chips revolutionise our lifestyles, turn industry upside down and create mammoth unemployment? Will they dominate our future?

Or are microprocessors just the latest gimmicky showpiece of an expanding technology.  The latest refinement of computer science - vital - but in a limited field?

THE MYTH OF THE MICRO takes you behind the extravagant theories to the heart of the technology itself.

DON'T LET A MICROCHIP SCARE YOU UNTIL YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS...'

The book was written by Ian Williamson and Rodney Dale, both of whom are now trustees of the Centre for Computing History. 

Publisher: W.H Allen and Co.
Author: Rodney Dale and Ian Williamson
Platform:

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