Digital Deli
The Comprehensive, User-Lovable Menu of Computer Lore, Culture, Lifestyles and Fancy

by The Lunch Group & Guests
Edited by Steve Ditlea
published 1984

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From Computer Lunch to Digital Deli

The Digital Deli Map of Personal Computer America by Rick Meyerowitz

APPETIZERS
Binary Choices and the Tao of Home Computers by Steve Ditlea
    THE HUMAN COMPUTER
    POWERS OF TWO

History's Great Computer Eccentrics by Marguerite Zientara
    THE PASCALINE AND THE LEIBNIZ CALCULATOR
    ADA LOVELACE: THE FIRST COMPUTER PROGRAMMER BY HOWARD RHEINGOLD
    IN THE CARDS
    CRACKING THE NAZI CODE
    MODEL ONE: THE FIRST MODERN BINARY COMPUTER BY ROE R. ADAMS III

Uncle Sam and the Computer Revolution by Myron Berger
    ENIAC YESTERDAY
    ENIAC TODAY: R.I.P. BY BOB SCHWABACH
    THE ORIGINAL BUG
    COMMODORE HOPPER: THE MOTHER OF COBOL BY HOWARD RHEINGOLD
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FUNDS
    THE SPACE SHUTTLE'S COMPUTERS

Computer Time Line by Carol Iaciofano

Who Needs Personal Computers? by J. Presper Eckert

Solomon's Memory by Les Solomon
    THE FIRST DO-IT-YOURSELF PERSONAL COMPUTER BY LARRY STECKLER
    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ALTAIR BY STAN VEIT
    YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, MICRO BY IVAN BERGER

Extinct Computer Quiz by Stan Veit

Inside the Microprocessor by Stan Veit

Hard Facts: Anatomy of a Personal Computer by Marty Norman

Birthing Microchips by Tay Vaughan
    CLEAN ROOMS BY TAY VAUGHN
    ON SILICON    

Microcomputers Today and Tomorrow by Marcian E. Hoff, Jr.
    CHIP GENERATIONS

SOUP AND CRACKERS
The Merry Pranksters of Microcomputing by Allan Lundell and Geneen Marie Haugen
    THE PHONE PHREAKS BY CHESHIRE CATALYST
    AN APPLE FOR THE CAPTAIN BY STEPHEN WOZNIAK

Hacker Ethics by Neal Patrick
    SILICON VALLEY "GARAGES" BY SCOTT MACE

Computer Magazine Madness by Stan Veit
    HOW TO READ A COMPUTER MAGAZINE BY THE FLASH
    THE 10 ESSENTIAL COMPUTER BOOKS BY STEVE DITLEA
    WHY I WROTE THE FIRST PERSONAL COMPUTER BOOK BY TED NELSON

Entering the Store Age by Stephanie Rick

Computer User Groups by Josh Martin

Homebrew and How the Apple Came to Be by Stephen Wozniak
    COMPUTER GROUP GUIDE BY JOSH MARTIN
    COMPUTER FEARS BY GEORGE S. ZARR, JR.

The 30-Minute Computer Show by The Flash
    THE ZALTAIR STORY BY STEPHEN WOZNIAK

Cottage Computer Programming by Paul Lutus

Fighting Software Pirates by Gerry J. Elman

Publishers vs. Pirates by Jim Edlin
    RAISE HIGH THE SKULL & CROSSBONES BY JOLLY ROGER

Stepping Out with Power and Elegance by Cheryl J. Weiner

The Religion of Computers by Daniel S. Bricklin
    THE 10111'RD PSALM BY CHARLES P. RUBENSTEIN
    COMPUTERS AND THE HOLY WORD BY CHARLES P. RUBENSTEIN

PERSONAL CHOICES
Test-Driving the Epson QX-10 by Frank Rose
    WHAT IS A COMPUTER? BY TED NELSON

Why I Love My Model 100 by Ira Mayer
    WHY IS A COMPUTER LIKE AN ELEPHANT? BY KEN USTON

Where Are the VICs of Yesteryear? by Steve Ditlea

Memoirs of an Osborne by David Nimmons

The Atari Affair by Norman Schreiber

The Kaypro, Too by Norman Schreiber

Confessions of an IBM PC Owner by Lindsy Van Gelder

The Apple of My Eye by Steven Levy
    WHAT IS A COMPUTER? BY LEE FELSENSTEIN

Sinclair and the Single Woman by Deborah Wise
    A COMPUTER DEFINITION BY "MR. WIZARD" (DON HERBERT)
    WHAT IS A COMPUTER? BY DOUG COLLIGAN

The Loneliness of the TRS-80 User by Stan Miastkowski

The Mac on Skis by Esther Dyson

FAMILY FAVORITES
A Family Computer Diary by James A., Joan, Jessica, and Joshua Levine
    PERSONAL COMPUTERS IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA BY LAWRENCE C. FALK

The Forty-Year-Old Hippie Brings the Computer Age Home by Ted Richards

The Micro Menage by Michael A. Graziano
    "RALPH IS GOING POTTY" BY MICHAEL A. GRAZIANO
    COMPUTERIZED FITNESS BY CARY PEPPER

How a Digital Watch Works by Larry Gonick

10 Home Computer Applications to Avoid by David Nimmons
    TAKE MY COMPUTER-PLEASE BY HENNY YOUNGMAN
    COMPUTERS TOGO BY HAL GLATZER

How Dangerous Is Your Computer? by Thomas Hartmann
    HOME COMPUTER SAFETY BY THOMAS HARTMANN

Who's Afraid of Displays? by Leonard R. Harris

The Labor Force by Bonita Taylor

Romance and the Computer by Tamora Pierce

"Woo-Man" by Rebecca Wilson
    OVERHEARD ON-LINE BY STEVEN ARCHER
    WITH THIS COMPUTER ... BY CHARLES P. RUBENSTEIN

Can This Marriage Be Saved? by Eileen Haas
    ONE CREATIVE SOLUTION BY EILEEN HAAS
    YOU VS. THE COMPUTER BY EILEEN HAAS
    THE LAST RESORT BY EILEEN HAAS

A Love Letter Writing Program by Philip Elmer-Dewitt

WORD SALAD
The Babble of Computer Languages by Robert de Marrais

Bringing Up BASIC by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz

The Logo Lineage by Wallace Feurzeig
    THE FORTH ESTATE BY JOHN S. JAMES

The ABC's of Word Processing by Rita Aero and Barbara Elman
    ON WORD PROCESSING BY JOHN D. MACDONALD
    THE MCWILLIAMS II WORD PROCESSOR BY PETER A. MCWILLIAMS
    WHY I GAVE UP WORD PROCESSING BY RANDALL ROTHENBERG

How a Word Processing Program Works by Paul Lutus
    PRINTER'S DEVILS BY PAUL LUTUS

The Times Goes Computer by Carla Marie Rupp

Getting a Computer to Write About Itself by Bill Chamberlain

Interactive Fiction and the Future of the Novel by Michael Berlyn and Marc Blank
    HOW A COMPUTER RESPONDS TO YOUR WORDS BY MICHAEL BERLYN AND MARC BLANK

Computer Networking Can Change Your Life by Art Kleiner
    LOVE ON-LINE BY ART KLEINER
    A GUIDE TO COMPUTER NETWORKS BY ART KLEINER

How the Source Works

On-Line Publishing and the Word Dance by David R. Hughes, Sr.
    WORD DANCE BY DAVID R. HUGHES, SR.

On-Line Etiquette and the Electronic World by James R. Berry
    HEY MR. COMPUTER-HEAD! BY L. M. KIT CARSON

The Telephone System of the Future by Lamont Wood
    TOMORROW'S PUBLISHING BY PHONE BY LAMONT WOOD

CREATIVE COMBOS
Computer Heroes and Villains in Popular Culture by Terry S. Landau

Of God, Humans and Machines by Michael Kurland
    ANOTHER COMPUTER DEFINITION BY RAY BRADBURY
    IT DIDN'T COME FROM OUTER SPACE BY WILLIAM TENN (Sorry, this article is not online.)

Computers in Comic Books by Steven Grant
    COMPUTERS IN THE FUNNIES BY STEVEN GRANT

Industrial Light & Magic by Neal Weinstock
    HOLLYWOOD'S BEST COMPUTER-ANIMATED MOVIES BY RICHARD MEYERS

Pitching the Personals

Computer Graphics by Robert de Marrais
    CREATING SCREEN IMAGES BY ROBERT DE MARRAIS

Computers Who Dance by Rebecca Allan with Jane Nisselson

The Sound of Micros by Robert A. Moog
    THE MUSICIAN/MACHINE CONNECTION BY HERBIE HANCOCK
    DIGITAL KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS BY ROBERT A. MOOG

Mother Nature Goes Digital by Irv Teibel

The Video Disk Connection by Martin Porter
    COME TO YOUR SENSES! BY RALPH BAER
    THE DIGITAL AUDIO DISK BY MARTIN PORTER

BRAIN FOOD
A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence by Stephanie Haack
    CHECKMATE CHALLENGE BY STEPHANIE HAACK

Clever Hans and "Smart" Software by Teresa Carpenter

Expert Systems by Howard Rheingold
    COMPUTER WORMS BY JOHN MARKOFF
    EXPERT SYSTEMS HISTORY BY HOWARD RHEINGOLD

The Personal Computer as Therapist by Joanne Tangorra

The Plug-In Practitioner by Judith Stone
    DIGITAL MEDICAL GEAR AT HOME

Computer Chess by Dan and Kathe Spracklen
    IMPROVING A CHESS CLASSIC BY DAN AND KATHE SPRACKLEN

The Computer Listens Up by Joanne Austin
    A FEW WORDS ABOUT SPEECH SYNTHESIS BY LARRY GONICK

FOREIGN DELIGHTS
Micro English: A New Language by Fabrizio Franzi
    FRENCH COMPUTER NO-NO'S

Personal Computing in Europe by Colin S. Boettcher
    FRENCH (COMPUTER) LOVERS BY JEAN-LOUIS MEILLAUD
    DER EUROCOMPUTER PIONIER BY KONRAD Z USE

Keyboard Karma by Alexander Randall V
    TECHNO-TOKYO BY ALEXANDER BESHER

China in the Computer Age by Alexander Besher

Micros in Mexico by Neal Weinstock

FRESH GREENS
Screen Envy on Wall Street by Barbara E. and John F. McMullen
    HOW COMPUTERS CHANGED WALL STREET BY BARBARA E. AND JOHN F. MCMULLEN

How to Be Your Own Stockbroker by Norm Nicholson

THINK: The IBM Story by Marguerite Zientara

Cashing In: Automated Teller Machines by Candice Zarr

The Home Banking Dilemma by Charline Allen

Apple Culture and Totems

The Right to Know by Thomas Christo
    MY FIRST JOB BY STEVEN ARCHER

How a Spreadsheet Program Works by Robert Frankston
    INTEGRATING SOFTWARE BY MITCHELL KAPOR
    THE DISCREET CHARMS OF VISICALC BY DAVID NIMMONS
    YOUR IRS REFUND CHECK

The Way We Work by Lenny Siegel

SMALL FRY
Computers in the Classroom by Katharine Davis Fishman
    LEARNING WITH LOGO BY KATHARINE DAVIS FISHMAN

Babes in Microland by Fred D'Ignazio
    MICRO INFANT SOFTWARE SHOPPING GUIDE BY FRED D'IGNAZIO

Why Call It Computer Literacy? by Inabeth Miller

How to Survive Computer Camp by Robert Schwabach
    ADULT COMPUTER CAMPS

A Kid's View of Adults and Computers by Luke Meade    
    THE WELL-DRESSED COMPUTER KID

JUST DESSERTS
The First Golden Age by Steve Bloom
    BUSHNELL'S LOST ARCADE CLASSICS
    THE JOY OF JOYSTICKS
    HOW COMPUTER GAMES SAVED MY LIFE BY STEVE DITLEA
    GAME GRAPHICS BY CHRIS CRAWFORD

Computers and Creative Play by Nolan Bushnell
    THE MASTERPIECES BY CHRIS CRAWFORD

Hardware and Software Star Trading Cards
    COMPUTER BALL BY DOUG GARR

Computer Gaming Methodology by Roe R. Adams III
    COMPUTERIZED DRAGONS BY ROE R. ADAMS III
    WIZARDS IN GRAY FLANNEL BY ROE R. ADAMS III

Casing the Casinos by Ken Uston

TOMORROW'S SPECIALS
Computopia Now! by Ted Nelson
    THE MAGIC BOX BY LES SOLOMON

What Sign Is the Computer? by J. P. Taureau
    HOROSCOPE FOR THE COMPUTER AGE BY IAEN SULLIVAN

The Forty-Year-Old Hippie And The Crunchy Computer by Ted Richards

Personal Computers/Personal Freedom by Timothy Leary

The Conservative Computer by Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.

Computers, Cable and the Future by John Gabree

Fifth-Generation Computers by Richard Grigonis
    A MICRO VISION BY RICHARD GRIGONIS

The 5 (or 6 or 7 or 8) Generations by Larry Gonick

Soft Is Beautiful by Steve Ditlea
    ON SOFTER SOFTWARE BY BILL GATES
    COMPUTERS WILL NEVER ... BY ALEXANDER RANDALL V

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