Many of today’s tech professionals were inspired by the Usborne computing books they read as children. The books included program listings for such iconic computers as the ZX Spectrum, the BBC Micro and the Commodore 64, and are still used in some computer clubs today.
These pdf copies of the original Usborne Computer Guides published in the 1980s are free to download for your own personal or educational use. The books and files are the copyright of Usborne Publishing. You can provide a link to the pdfs from your website, but you may not host or distribute the original files. Please note These books were written for 1980s computers such as the ZX Spectrum and BBC Micro. The programs will not run on modern computers but that is all the fun – can you translate them into working programs using Python, Scratch or another modern language?