Hazardous Substances: a Reference. Berger 1986 Submitter: I was weeding the reference section and found this shining example of 80’s eco-report books. It defines every toxic substance known in 1986–but that’s it. Hope you have your Tyvek suit handy! Holly:
Complete Guide to Electronic Games Blumenthal 1981 Is that a Merlin? Ohhh, I loved Merlin! That, of course, was 30 years ago. If this were a price guide for collectors, it would be great unfortunately, the phrase “rated for price and playability” on
Painting with Pixels: How to Draw with Your computer Wilkins 1999 Submitter: I checked it out a year or so ago solely to scan the cover, with no idea that there would one day be a venue in which it
Atoms Family Patten 1995 Submitter: We just weeded this book from the children’s collection. It was published in 1995 and states on page 7 “An atom is the smallest part of any living or nonliving thing that takes up space”.
Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists: Practical Applications and Methods Using the Apple II Series Walker 1987 Submitter: Ever get worried about your computer books? Concerned at the expense-versus-usable-lifetime of your Microsoft Office or Internet for Dummies books? Well how
Internet for Kids Learn2.com 1998 Submitter: I don’t even know where to start…it’s a vhs tape…that teaches kids how to use the internet…and it comes with a floppy disk! Do kids even know what vhs tapes and floppy disks are?!
Slide Rule Manual Young 1973 Submitter: Think your posts on computer viruses are something? How about books about calculators that were obsolete when Bananarama was on the charts, or a book on using a freaking slide rule that’s positively Paleolithic.
The Information Revolution The Reference Shelf, v.65, no. 5 1995 Submitter: We’re slowly working our way through the social sciences section, and I hit a set of shelves that had some of the most outdated and useless books I’d seen