Usborne 1980s computer books

Usborne have made their 1980s computer books free for download as PDFs. Some people will probably have memories of reading these books.

The list of books can be found at the bottom of this link.


“These books were written for 1980s computers such as the ZX Spectrum and BBC Micro. The programs will not run on modern computers.”

A couple of screengrabs for eye candy:

Usborne-First-Computer-Library Usborne-Intro-Programming

And some discussions on HN:


Thanks for posting @sohkamyung - I notice some threads on Stardot where people have typed some of the programs in and ported them to BBC Basic:
Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Usborne book Type-ins
Weird Computer Games - Usborne

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