Could you be referring to "Microcomputer Design" by Donald P Martin and
published by his company, Martin Research in Northbrook, Illinois? It has a
black cover with a photograph on the front of integrated circuits lit from
below. A large format squarish paperback about an inch thick. I don't see
an ISBN listed, but the Library of Congress Catalog number is given as
It is full of practical application advice about the 8008, and includes
stuff about the "new" 8080 too. The last chapter describes various
microcomputer" circuits and Martin's own product line of Modular Micros such
as the MIKE models 3 and 4.
I have the 2nd edition published in 1976, and it is a treasure.
From: Jim Kearney [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2001 11:53 AM
Subject: 8008 book identification
Forgive me if this is common knowledge, but I haven't been able to dig up
any information with a search engine, probably due to my very vague search
Around 1974-6 I had a book that covered 8008 system design, in a kind of
cookbook fashion. I'm thinking it might have been published by Ohio
Scientific, but that's far from reliable. As I recall, the cover was
black and it was relatively thick. I built a 8008 system using it (wire
wrapped, with 256 bytes of RAM), but book and computer have both vanished
since then. I'd like to find another copy for nostalgia's sake.
Does anyone have any clues?