Free, the complete 1979 book Rock Stars (on Amazon. com up to $999.99)
Rock Stars Scholastic Book Services New York, Toronto, London, Auckland, Sydney, Tokyo. Copyright © 1979 by Steve Ditlea
Popular music at a crossroads of styles near the end of the eclectic 1970s.
Called a “classic of kitsch” by one contemporary reviewer, the “rock stars” chosen survived the test of time, or at least four decades.
The comprehensive, user-lovable menu of computer lore, lifestyles and fancy.
Workman Publishing New York, Copyright © 1984 by Steve Ditlea
The Conservative Computer © 1984 Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.
It Didn't Come From Outer Space © 1984 William Tenn.
A now-classic compendium of emergent digital culture, at its beginnings in 1984. “Digital Deli” was created by 140 writers and artists. What a breadth of topics: digital history, hardware hackers, young software moguls, electric words, buzzy arts, micro music, binary brains, money and finance, kids, games, predictions back then!
Soon out of print, the book survived online due to diligent efforts by K. Savetz and the crew at atariarchives.org who digitized it--hosting since 2008. Our free links go there. (Thanks, K.!) Start with a good look at the MENU. Then try some of our more future-forward suggestions below.