Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito

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Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito

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"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

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BDF92F4

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Robert Bernardo
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Re: Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito

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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.

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
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Re: Back Into the Storm by Bil Herd, Margaret Morabito

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A Hackaday review of the book is at

https://hackaday.com/2021/09/08/books-y ... the-storm/

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Robert Bernardo
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Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
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This book is, not surprisingly, interesting and at times a hilarious work. Bil's sense of humor comes through quite well. Every Commodore nut must read this one.
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