Spring cleaning

We had a big spring clean in preparation for the long overdue makeover of our office.

Sadly, one of the casualties was our library. Like most of the staff here, I’ve gone from being a prolific book (of the paper type) buyer to mainly reading things electronically on websites or as e-Books. It was time to send what was left of all the old, obsolete books to recycling.  But we can be a sentimental lot at Exmos you know! So some of them we’re hanging onto for posterity…

Old Computing Books

Windows NT 3.1, 3.5 and 3.51 operating manuals Windows 3.1 Concepts and Planning Guide 

A set of original Windows NT 3.1, 3.5 and 3.51 operating manuals from 1993-96.

A set of Windows NT Resource Kit Guides, the additional manuals you needed to really understand Windows NT.  If memory serves, a set cost about £150.  There was no internet to look up in those days!

Microsoft Access 1.0 manuals

A set of original Microsoft Access 1.0 manuals. You had to pour through these, as well as picking the demo database to bits, in order to understand how it all worked.  Our Access 1.1 system is in the process of being decommissioned this week.

Charles Petzold's Windows 3.1 development

There’s a Word 2.0 and an Excel 5.0 manual and lastly the holy grail, Programming Windows 3.1 by Charles Petzold.

Winmain () anyone?

Posted by Gordon Coulter on Friday, April 11, 2014

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