Awesome 1980s Computer Pop-Up Book: A Floppy What Now?

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Now this is one amazing Goodwill find: A vintage pop-up book designed to teach burgeoning nerds about the wonders of the modern computer. Floppy disks, ASCII, and the dot-matrix printer. Oh my.

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Some of this stuff is amazing, like an ASCII and binary decoder, and the hilarious message on the dot-matrix printer:

Now that we've met, I'm ready to work—and play—with you. See you soon! Goodbye.

Computers used to be so adorable (and polite!). [JonathanRyan]

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I still have that book. The spanish version, but otherwise identical. Loved it!! You even had the option of upgrading your "computers" RAM with DIP chips, just as I did on my XT-clone. Great memories!