Usborne Publishing had popular programming books for kids in the eighties. Using the BASIC programming language, they would help kids learn the basics of computers and programming games for the Commodore 64, Vic-20, Sinclair Spectrum, and BBC Micro. They now made the books free to download as PDF from their site Usborne 1980s computer books. The publishing house still offers new coding books and other topics for kids, which is excellent. Interestingly, an open-source community is now helping with converting the source code of such childhood memory books into the modern programming language, Python. Converted books are at GitHub repo: beeware/yorkshire4
Apr 2, 2021
While reading Tracy Kidder book “The Soul of a New Machine” which tells the entrepreneurship history of minicomputers, I remembered the VAX terminal machines we used at the American University of B...