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Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech, Computing & Gaming Book [Hardcover]  £4 (Prime) / £6.99 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech, Computing & Gaming Book [Hardcover] £4 (Prime) / £6.99 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Posted 26th Sep
Amazon are currently selling this for £4! It's RRP is £15, so it seems like an absolute steal if you're into retro gaming and technology.
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This book celebrates the most exciting period in the history of technology - the arrival of the home computer and home gaming console. YouTube's most successful purveyor of computer nostalgia brings those stories to print.
Remember what a wild frontier the early days of home gaming were? Manufacturers releasing new consoles at a breakneck pace; developers creating games that kept us up all night, then going bankrupt the next day; and what self-respecting kid didn't beg their parents for an Atari or a Nintendo? This explosion of computers, consoles, and games was genuinely unlike anything the tech world has seen before or since.

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paulj4826/09/2019 11:10

Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered …Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered a 'nerd' by the author.Nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.


That's his brand name (i.e. He's the Nostalgia Nerd). He's not calling YOU a nerd, chill.

Plus that description of "nerd" seems somewhat out of date, and single minded.
paulj4826/09/2019 11:10

Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered …Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered a 'nerd' by the author.Nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.


Do you have a definition for someone who comments on something without having any clue about what they're trying to criticise?
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got this book very good and full of good detail about each machine.
Picked this up when it was at the Works. A great book (especially the early machine pages) great primer for anyone wanting to read up on early consumer computers
Gorf!
Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered a 'nerd' by the author.

Nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.
paulj4826/09/2019 11:10

Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered …Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered a 'nerd' by the author.Nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.


That's his brand name (i.e. He's the Nostalgia Nerd). He's not calling YOU a nerd, chill.

Plus that description of "nerd" seems somewhat out of date, and single minded.
paulj4826/09/2019 11:10

Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered …Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered a 'nerd' by the author.Nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.


Do you have a definition for someone who comments on something without having any clue about what they're trying to criticise?
AlexLeigh26/09/2019 11:14

That's his brand name (i.e. He's the Nostalgia Nerd). He's not calling YOU …That's his brand name (i.e. He's the Nostalgia Nerd). He's not calling YOU a nerd, chill.Plus that description of "nerd" seems somewhat out of date, and single minded.


Are you related to him

Been watchig his YouTube channel for years, thanks for the deal!
Edited by: "Gormond" 26th Sep
Decent book. Gaming is pretty socially acceptable these days. If you left it on the coffee table then a good number of under 40 guests would pick it up.
AlexLeigh26/09/2019 11:14

Plus that description of "nerd" seems somewhat out of date, and single …Plus that description of "nerd" seems somewhat out of date, and single minded.



It come from the Oxford University Press
paulj4826/09/2019 11:34

It come from the Oxford University Press


Culture changes quicker than dictionaries. I find the Urban Dictionary much more lucid.
Gormond26/09/2019 11:21

Are you related to him Been watchig his YouTube channel for …Are you related to him Been watchig his YouTube channel for years, thanks for the deal!


Maybe.. I AM him?

Who could possibly tell
Edited by: "AlexLeigh" 26th Sep
paulj4826/09/2019 11:10

Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered …Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered a 'nerd' by the author.Nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.


Well considering the depth his mini documentaries go through on subject like the Mega Drive or Amiga (both weighing in around the 30-40 min mark) they're incredibly studious to the extent some may find it boring. Personally I've rewatched them a few times.

His Virtuality one the other week was great.
Same price at The Works if needed before the 1-3 week Amazon delivery.
Nice one OP.
paulj4826/09/2019 11:10

Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered …Why is it because you're interested in old consoles you're then considered a 'nerd' by the author.Nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.


Indeed. Nostalgia Anorak sound more accurate!
I really enjoyed this book and at that price it's well worth it
Voted hot as it's a good read and a good price, but with a caveat - some of the reviews are in very small black text on dark green/blue background, so may be hard to read if your eyesight is not so good.... no idea why they went with those colours.
Edited by: "BobSawyer" 26th Sep
Really enjoyed the book, picked up from the works for £6 so £4 is a great price.
Thanks for posting @AlexLeigh we have added your thread to the Highlights pages
Good book, I have the pdf
Good reference material for my students.
Great book and great youtube channel. Bargain at 4 quid.
Awesome! Ordered. Thanks.
This book looks right up my street, and an absolute steal for £4. Ordered! Thanks OP
This is a fantastic book!

If you are into your retro gaming this is a bargain price and great read.
If you don't have prime this is £6 in the works.
It's a great little book but it was £5.99 less than a month after release when I bought it and has been around that since.
This guy's great, here's his video on the book
Winterborn26/09/2019 11:41

Well considering the depth his mini documentaries go through on subject …Well considering the depth his mini documentaries go through on subject like the Mega Drive or Amiga (both weighing in around the 30-40 min mark) they're incredibly studious to the extent some may find it boring. Personally I've rewatched them a few times.His Virtuality one the other week was great.


Sounds like my sort of thing, will have to check him out
ranja8127/09/2019 14:21

If you don't have prime this is £6 in the works.


£4 in the works, not £6
bought this from amazon last week for £6
yubious27/09/2019 19:18

Sounds like my sort of thing, will have to check him out


The Mega Drive & Master System mini documentaries are really great and good ones to start with. The Atari Jaguar one is really interesting too.
Cheers op.. ordered despite oos. + Heat
multi28/09/2019 19:28

Cheers op.. ordered despite oos. + Heat


Same. No hurry. A nice stocking filler for Christmas, hopefully.
The Works are selling copies for £4 now as well for anyone looking for "instant gratification" theworks.co.uk/p/e…703, they also have the code FD10 for free delivery on orders over £10.
Edited by: "AlexLeigh" 29th Sep
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