Easy DOS It!

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Easy Dos ItEasy DOS It!
Bauer
1985

There very well might be a reason why someone would want to learn DOS.   The information in this book is readily available without having to make space in the crowded computer section for this ancient book.  A small/medium sized public library’s computer section reveals the library’s relevancy, so effort should be made to keep it up to date.

I just love the cover, though.  It definitely looks like computer clip art from 1985!  Gotta love the $5 price tag.

Holly

18 comments

  1. reveal’s the library’s relevancy?

    You might want to take the apostrophe out of reveal’s.

  2. The academic library where I work has tons of antiquated books like this. Often multiple copies from when they had several branches at other campuses before we consolidated in 2000.

    They only let us start to weed recently…

  3. The library where I was formerly employed still used a DOS program for our integrated library system. It often angered my blood.

    1. The library where I work still uses a DOS program. They automated in 1996 and the computer system was already outdated by the time they instituted it.

      I try to explain DOS to the kids, and they look at me like I came to work in my time machine.

  4. I just found out today that the air condictioning units for the library I work at are run on a DOS program.

    I knew they were old and were somehow computer controled. I didn’t realize that one could play Rogue: The Dungeons Of Doom on them.

  5. Wow – we owned this when I was growing up. I wonder what other titles from my dad’s bookshelf (self-taught engineer and computer guy) are still sitting in some library somewhere. Eeek.

  6. I remember the first time a customer asked me for a book on MS-DOS and I replied “Can you tell me a little bit more about who she is?”

  7. As pointed out there are still DOS-based programs in use. The term of art is ‘legacy systems.’ Such things were all supposed to have been replaced prior to the systemic collapse of our technology-driven society known as Y2K. As neither event happened few people bothered to follow up. A legacy system will keep being used until it collapses from overwork or a piece of hardware breaks and no replacement can be found.

    Reference books for dead computer languages are surprisingly relevant. If my brain weren’t fried I could probably earn real money translating RPG into something modern.

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