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Published by Apress, Distributed to the Book trade in the United States by Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. in Berkeley, CA, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Home video systems.,
  • Microcomputers.,
  • Computer peripherals.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementBart Farkas and Jeff Govier.
SeriesTechnology in action series
ContributionsGovier, Jeff.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTK9961 .F37 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 287 p. :
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3438786M
ISBN 101590590570
LC Control Number2005297821
OCLC/WorldCa51624593

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