Computer Humour

A shameless plug for my book follows.

Available since 1995: HTC Cover

  Humour The Computer
  Andrew Davison (ed.)
  The MIT Press
  230pp US$17.95 (paperback)
  ISBN: 0262540754

Check out Amazon (or similar) for the current price.

`Humour The Computer' (HTC) is an anthology of the comic, amusing and laughable aspects of computing. I have selected about 150 articles from many sources: academic journals, computing magazines, the Internet, and from a call for submissions made last year. Most of the pieces are 1-2 pages long, and cover an enormous range of topics: from IBM mouse balls to Joe Lisp. There are even a few cartoons.

There is a related reading section at the end of HTC, which contains information on other sources of computer laughs.

This project is a labour of love, and I will be donating any royalties that I receive to Alzheimer's Disease International, which describes itself as "the umbrella organisation for Alzheimer associations around the world, which offer support and information to people with dementia and their caregivers". ADI's governing body is made up of representatives of 60+ national Alzheimer's associations. For more details of this organisation, contact:

  Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI)
  45/46 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG, UK
  Tel: +44 20 7620 3011; Fax: +44 20 7401 7351

Or you can contact your national society.

Andrew Davison