Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 10, NO. 3 / MARCH 1984 / PAGE 258

The IBM Personal Computer Handbook. (book reviews) Susan Glinert-Cole.

The IBM Personal Computer Handbook

The IBM Personal Computer Handbook, edited by Dzintar E. Dravnieks for And/Or Press is one of the richest offerings of its type around. It is a mixture of several ideas: introductory material and directories of software, hardware, and books. Each of the ten "learning about it' chapters is written by a different author, about all facets of the PC, from how to buy it to networking. The chapter on word processing, for example, explains what it is and how to do it, and includes a features questionnaire for evaluating different products.

The second section of the book lists, with a small description, much stuff available for the PC: software packages, printer accessories, reference material, security supplies, and bumper stickers. There is even a section on consultants--something which a small business would find invaluable. This one is highly recommended.

Review Grade: A