Posperity is calling

1-900-Kind of Sketchy

Opportunity Is Calling
How to Start Your Own Successful 900 Number
Bentz
1993

900 phone numbers were quite the thing in the 1980s and 1990s. Every minute on these lines cost the caller upwards of several dollars a minute. These numbers were mostly known for phone sex or psychic hotlines. If you are of a certain age, you will probably remember Dionne Warwick’s Psychic Friends Network.

I nabbed this copy from a library and it looked absolutely untouched when I checked it out. I have no idea how good the content, but the book design is boring. Unfortunately, I don’t have any circ data but I feel pretty confident in guessing this book hasn’t seen much action.

Get Ready for Robots cover

Beep Beep Boop

Get Ready for Robots
Lauber
1987

Submitter: I work at an elementary school library and recently weeded this gem of a book from the technology section. Get Ready for Robots by Patricia Lauber is from 1987, but the true awfulness is in the illustrations by True Kelley. I would hate a student interested in robotics to stumble upon this nonfiction book.

computer typing made simple

Old School Typing

Computer Typing Made Simple
Hutchinson and Hutchinson
1985

I will say, in my professional opinion, computer typing is not that different from regular typing. I can say that the exercises and drills, look very similar to my high school typing book. Other than function keys and some other small differences, I am not sure what makes this book specifically computer typing.