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I can’t help but say, “Old computer books never die, they just become collectible” (or “they get recycled.” Dust off those computer books tells of collectors and rare book dealers become important artifacts as computers are “fundamental agents of change in our society.”

Intel bid 10 grand for a 1965 edition of Electronics magazine that features Intel’s founder discussing transistors.

I did keep one book from the 1982 called Kids and the Apple. I first learned programming (BASIC) with that book. It’s well done and I’m no pack rat. Obviously, it’s not a collector’s item based on the prices (between USD$4 and USD$12).

In fact, I am trying to get rid of my collection of John Willis’ Theatre World. I was passionate about musical theatre (yes, I prefer to spell it the UK way though I’m American) till about my mid- to late-20s. I still enjoy it and have them on DVDs. But I never have time to enjoy the collection and rather reclaim the space. Haven’t had much luck in finding sellers that will pay a pretty dollar for ’em. I did sell a few in eBay. Got more than a shelf’s worth looking for a new home.

Originally posted on meryl’s notes blog. “Why don’t you come on up and see me sometime…” — Mae West

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Meryl K. Evans, Content Maven, is the author of "Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook" and the co-author of "Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites." She has written and edited for a bunch of places online and off. A native Texan, she lives a heartbeat north of Dallas in Plano, Texas with her husband and three kiddos.
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