From: "Jones, Douglas W" <douglas-w-jones
To: PDP8-Lovers <PDP8-Lovers at dbit.com>
Subject: [PDP8-Lovers] Book on punched cards
A new book has come out that I helped create:
published by CentreCentre, London
40 pounds sterling for the special edition (print run, 100 books)
30 pounds sterling for the regular edition (print run, 700 books)
Here is the publisher's book list:
The book includes 178 images of punched cards from my collection, mostly featuring
corporate logos or business forms from around the world. The expensive special edition
differs from the regular edition only in: A different color of cover, the addition of a
big fat rubber band, and the inclusion of an actual punched card from my stock of spare
The IBM archives also provided lots of content and there are some essays by others.
It's a nice coffee table book, and a good way for me to make the content of my punched
card collection more widely available.
It definitely counts as an art book, not a technical reference, but still, it seems at
least tangentially relevant here.
jones at cs.uiowa.edu
PS: They paid me, if you can call it that, with a few copies of the regular edition. I
don't expect any royalty checks as a result of the astounding sales bump this e-mail
will certainly produce as people rush to buy a useless but pretty book.
PPS: Yes, if you really want to, you may forward this e-mail anywhere you want.
Don't bother asking my permission.