[TUHS] BSTJ 1978 UNIX Issue Price Appreciation

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Fri May 12 19:38:37 AEST 2023


Thanks for the recommendation.

Gordon Bell has put copies of his publications, including books, on his website. [ Books at end of page ]
The 1971 and 1982 ‘Computer Structures’ books are there.


However, they aren’t in PDF or .doc format but a series of single-page HTML, at least they’re linked + ‘Contents’.
The images are scans from the book - not always straight or highly legible.

The effort that went into creating these online works and providing them for free (in perpetuity?)
is to be appreciated & applauded.

I found a PDF of a scanned & searchable version elsewhere.

Quite different from the Patterson/Hennessy book.
The field & its understanding of itself visibly progressed.

steve j

> On 12 May 2023, at 05:38, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> Dan Siewiorek and Gordon Bell authors with Allen Newell of "Computer Structures: Principles and Examples"  (a.k.a. SBN) - until Hennesy and Patterson wrote their book, was popularly used by the schools that taught computer architecture.  [You can download a PDF from Gordon web site if you search for it] The book has copies of some of the most famous papers on computer architecture, among other things. Gordon was still on CMU's faculty part-time when he was at DEC when I was a student. 
> I'm one of the many legacies of the over 50 years of teaching by Dan Siewiorek -- remember in the 1970s there was an infamous band (named after an interesting object BTW).  His students sometimes referred to him as Steely Dan as a term of endearment.  I think he has been emeritus for a number of years, but he still comes (walks) to work most days and still is part of the grad systems seminar. In fact, the last time I saw him, he had asked me to come to be a guest lecturer.  Funny, I rarely get nervous before a talk, and I have had some interesting and infamous people in my audience asking questions.  But doing a  talk for someone who had been my undergrad advisor and I so revered did make me so. I wanted to do right for him.
> Clem

Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design 
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 38, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

More information about the TUHS mailing list