How It Works …. The Computer (Ladybird books, 1978)

Rob Beschizza found a copy of one of his favorite childhood books about computers. And now you can enjoy it too!

By Rob Beschizza at 5:04 pm Tue, Jun 3, 2014

Text and images by Ladybird Books. Remix by Rob. Wormholed from the archives of Boing Boing. Original scans from

Published 5:04 pm Tue, Jun 3, 2014

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  1. Marktech

    I mourn no longer needing the knack of loading one of those giant voice recorders.

    And when I am a trillionaire I'll buy a chain printer and the world's surviving stock of landscape-format green bar paper, solely so that I can die of nostalgia.

  2. AndyandJo_Ward_

    "If computers are not regularly fed with programs they may become listless and unhappy" Absolute quality

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