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Paid too much for a vintage copy of Machine Language Routines for the Commodore 64/128, but still glad to have it. ML fundamentals are not hard to figure out, but mastery requires experience. I like to read code by others to see what I’m missing—and what I’m not missing.

@dddaaannn
Vintage computer books are going for crazy money these days.

Add to that the crazy current international shipping costs and they really do become personal treasures once acquired. :)

@notawizard @dddaaannn You are not kidding about prices of books. I bought my copy of 6502 Assembly Language by Lance Leventhal for 85p plus postage in 2016. Now you can't get a decent copy for less than £40 plus postage.

@GedgeHead @dddaaannn
About 3 years ago I gave *all* of my retro computers and books to a friend for NZ$500.
The books alone are probably worth 4-5 times that now in today's market.

They're worth more than buttcoin! I could have bought a lambo! 😭

@notawizard @dddaaannn
I've used PDF book printing services now and again for out-of-print books that are overpriced or just plain impossible to find physical copies. That's how I have a copy of Mapping the Commodore 64 and 64C which has been very handy.

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