• Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito

    From Robert Bernardo@3:770/3 to All on Thursday, July 29, 2021 13:23:56
    "Back Into the Storm: A Design Engineer's Story of Commodore Computers in the 1980s" has been released! Written by CBM engineer Bil Herd and Margaret Morabito, Back Into the Storm delves into Bil and the "Animals'" work on the Commodore TED series (
    C16, Plus/4, etc.) and on the Commodore 128.
    For more information and to order the paperback book or Kindle version, go
    to

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BDF92F4

    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo
    Fresno Commodore User Group -
    http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
    Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -
    http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
    Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 -
    http://www.portcommodore.com/class
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Robert Bernardo on Friday, July 30, 2021 07:06:00
    Robert Bernardo wrote to All <=-

    "Back Into the Storm: A Design Engineer's Story of Commodore Computers in the 1980s" has been released! Written by CBM engineer Bil Herd and Margaret Morabito, Back Into the Storm delves into Bil and the "Animals'" work on the Commodore TED series ( C16, Plus/4, etc.) and on the Commodore 128.

    Wonderful! I'm glad we're capturing more of that time in tech, I enjoy
    reading about that period.


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  • From Anna Christina Nass@2:240/5824.1 to Robert Bernardo on Sunday, August 01, 2021 11:14:00
    Am 29.07.21 schrieb rbernardo # iglou.com@3:770/3 in CBM:

    Hallo Robert,

    "Back Into the Storm: A Design Engineer's Story of Commodore
    Computers in the 1980s" has been released! Written by CBM engineer Bil Herd and Margaret Morabito, Back Into the Storm delves into Bil and the "Animals'" work on the Commodore TED series ( C16, Plus/4, etc.) and on
    the Commodore 128. For more information and to order the paperback book or Kindle version, go to

    I've already ordered and received it - I'm happy that this was no problem here in Germany.
    Now I only have to find some time to read it :)

    Regards,
    Anna

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  • From Robert Bernardo@3:770/3 to All on Monday, August 23, 2021 13:56:41
    I’ve just scanned the book, and I discovered it to be surprisingly enjoyable and easy to read! No stuffy pronouncements! Just an informative story of the days that Bil Herd was with Commodore. After listening to Bil speak at various engagements
    and in various videos, I found that the book filled in areas that were not covered in the past.
    Below is a page listing of what the book emphasizes (not including the handy-dandy glossary at the book’s end):

    Jack Tramiel – p. 12-15

    TED computers (116, C16, Plus/4, 264, 364) – p. 20-49, 63-64, 72-74, 79-90, 93-94, 97-108, 116-119, 127

    VIC-20 – p. 92

    Commodore LCD – p. 119-126, 229, 254-255

    C128 – p. 126-254, 257, 267-269

    Amiga – p. 257

    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo
    Fresno Commodore User Group – http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
    Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network – http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
    Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 – http://www.portcommodore.com/class
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  • From Robert Bernardo@3:770/3 to All on Friday, September 10, 2021 14:31:52
    A Hackaday review of the book is at

    https://hackaday.com/2021/09/08/books-you-should-read-bil-herds-back-into-the-storm/

    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo
    Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
    Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
    Nov. 5-6 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
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  • From Daniel Traechin@1:249/317 to Robert Bernardo on Friday, November 12, 2021 06:18:01
    "Back Into the Storm: A Design Engineer's Story of Commodore Computers in the 1980s" has been released! Written by CBM engineer Bil Herd and Margaret Morabito, Back Into the Storm delves into Bil and the "Animals'" work on the Commodore TED series (
    C16, Plus/4, etc.) and on the Commodore 128.
    For more information and to order the paperback book or Kindle version, go to

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BDF92F4

    This is on my christmas gift list.

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