You read the Encyclopedia of Professor Fortran?



In '91, when this book came out, I was 8 years old. Then on the computer I only knew what it is Lode Runner. But this book immediately became a standard reference. I reread it several times and spent countless hours programming robots on pages 70-71.

Recently often think of her here, and I'm sure I have read almost all of my peers present on habré.

I wonder what thoughts caused this unique book from people of other ages?

PS: the encyclopedia easy to Google the name. Nostalgic can easily find her.
October 8th 19 at 02:39
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October 8th 19 at 02:41
I also read the encyclopedia of Professor Fortran and still remember much of it. She had a predecessor called "I was in Computer City", but unfortunately I'm your age and do not fall under the target audience of your question.
Since the question about books — has anyone of you read "what robots are thinking?". To me this book affected stronger "encyclopedia".
Damn it! Yes this is a great-grandfather, WALL-E! ) - Brandon.Jast commented on October 8th 19 at 02:44
Here here you can find all the books which he wrote. In my childhood, unfortunately there was only one... Now I sit and catch up, thank you for reminding me about technical books for kids! - Juana_OConne commented on October 8th 19 at 02:47
Thanks, will definitely read the Joyful Apocalypse, it is very life-affirming title - Brandon.Jast commented on October 8th 19 at 02:50
I probably will write a separate post about these books. About computers and robots, I found only two books ("what robots are thinking?" and "infomedia"), but in the rest of the books in remarkably explain the physics, astrophysics, chemistry, math and other "nerdy" things. - Juana_OConne commented on October 8th 19 at 02:53
October 8th 19 at 02:43
Have not read or heard about it. In ' 91 I had other concerns — work on dissertation.
October 8th 19 at 02:45
Of course.
In the first class explaining to classmates what the terminal, and they told me who the terminator )
Yes... It happened... I terminator the parents did not made to see, and when I finally looked — I do not understand why all of it is so dragged. - Brandon.Jast commented on October 8th 19 at 02:48
October 8th 19 at 02:47
Flipped and went to code in C its first SaaS, receiving requests regular mail and content delivery valuable letters (or parcels? — sclerosis) cod, and multipart were sold (a few prints in the same envelope), Mail of Russia , the Soviet Union in the role of a transport Protocol :)
October 8th 19 at 02:49
Read repeatedly, the book-predecessor, I did not get, however, and this delayed me enough that I wanted to become a programmer.
In addition, there were computer drawn.
Most amusing as there was described the process of trading using barcodes and how commonplace it is now. And then it was "oooo!!!".
October 8th 19 at 02:51
The book was my friend, and I'm out of it redrew the diagram for the bonding of your PC. There's mud sales are a small mouse was
October 8th 19 at 02:53
The algorithm about peeling potatoes — that's the example to explain the concept of "algorithm", but not as much as they do in some universities of our country — to have outlived psevdoallergicakie language. A good book I was sorry it got lost when moving
October 8th 19 at 02:55
here she app for tablets to stir up
Okay app. At least on PDF decent nostalgic tear to let.
And accesso something missing in the modern world of something that is available to children 7-12 years old about komputerom and adjacent equipment. - Brandon.Jast commented on October 8th 19 at 02:58
October 8th 19 at 02:57
That is curious because of the tag "cat" right in the block "Similar questions"
4 links to questions with the tag and/or caption about the cat
2 links about the book/encyclopedia

deleting a tag list does not change — apparently the cache
October 8th 19 at 02:59
I read it. Nostalgia!
October 8th 19 at 03:01
Read, in those same years, the book really did not help, I already almost knew all this...
October 8th 19 at 03:03
Read. There was a strange picture of a supercomputer :)
Another was a book called "make Friends with me computer" is also the beginning of the 90s — there has been specifically about programming in basic. - Brandon.Jast commented on October 8th 19 at 03:06
This video is one of Cray'EB drawing. It is as "strange" and looked. - Juana_OConne commented on October 8th 19 at 03:09
Read it, when I was 7. He 88-th year of birth. Pleasant memories...

And "make Friends with me computer" at the same time(if memory serves me right) flipping through — it was too much text for me, the more pictures looked at. The day before yesterday her in the depths of bookcase found again.

Was more amusing books of the late 80s or early 90s on other subjects about robots and electronics, there is still enough "unusual" style of illustrations. Want to find them, to refresh memories... - Brandon.Jast commented on October 8th 19 at 03:12
October 8th 19 at 03:05
Read the encyclopedia, "and I was in computer city". Popular and available for children all the above. Somewhere at home lying around, these books) Along with an entertaining physics someday the kids will get)
October 8th 19 at 03:07
And I read it and glued a countless number of computers, as the wires were different colored strings, and even paper out of the printer sticking out =)

Just recently remembered this book.
I have it still on a shelf is, although the bookshelf is almost nothing left — all have been moved to kindle.
And one question always interested me: why the book was never reprinted, and there more modern counterparts? Even now in bookstores in the children's sections of anything similar not to find.

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