This is a list of physical books that I used in my writing (minus manuals, magazines, and maintenance manuals). It’s the physical counterpart to my digital research library.

Updated in May 2022.

📖 = follow the link to read this online for free

  • Typewriter topics (1923) / The Typewriter: History & Encyclopedia (1923) / Collector’s guide to antique typewriters (1981) / The Typewriter: An Illustrated History (2000) 📖
  • Old Typewriters (1993, James) 📖
  • NeXTSTEP user interface guidelines
  • Amiga user interface style guide
  • Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design
  • Newton user interface guidelines
  • Apple Human Interface Guidelines: The Apple Desktop Interface
  • PenPoint programming
  • The typewriting dictionary
  • The dictionary of typewriting
  • The illustrated computer dictionary
  • The new hacker’s dictionary
  • Gaming the iron curtain (2018)
  • Joysticks: Eine illustriere Geschichte der Game-Controller 1972–2004
  • The game console: A photographic history from Atari to XBox (2018, Amos)
  • Office machines course: Adding and calculating machines (1942)
  • Touch operation of the electronic calculator: A brief course (1985)
  • Ten-key touch system on modern calculators, second edition (2002)
  • Mother Night (Vonnegut)
  • The roving mind (Asimov)
  • The adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Player Piano (Vonnegut)
  • Informed Sources (Willard Bain)



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