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Offline RobertB

Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito
« on: July 29, 2021, 09:20:51 PM »
     "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

Offline walkero

Re: Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2021, 12:45:30 PM »
This is extremely interesting to me. Do you know if there are other places to buy, other than Amazon?
 

Offline cgutjahr

Re: Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 12:58:26 PM »
Yeah, same question here - does anybody know if this is an Amazon exclusive?
 

Offline RobertB

Re: Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 09:52:07 PM »
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.  And there's even a page on the Amiga!

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

Offline RobertB

Re: Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 10:27:03 PM »
     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