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Via 70s sci-fi art (itself via the defunct site Devil on a Dinosaur), here’s the front cover of the ZX81 BASIC Programming manual, with art by John Harris. This manual was for the Sinclair ZX81 computer, released in 1981.
Why don’t programming manuals have badass sci-fi scenes like this on the cover any more? O’Reilly Media books have animal woodcuts but come on, that’s not even close to adequate.
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nullarysources:

Via 70s sci-fi art (itself via the defunct site Devil on a Dinosaur), here’s the front cover of the ZX81 BASIC Programming manual, with art by John Harris. This manual was for the Sinclair ZX81 computer, released in 1981.

Why don’t programming manuals have badass sci-fi scenes like this on the cover any more? O’Reilly Media books have animal woodcuts but come on, that’s not even close to adequate.