|Integrated Circuit looks like a Bug|
When Bugbooks 1 & 2 were written a logo was needed for the books and other projects. The books were written to teach basic digital electronics using small Scale Integrated Circuits. I named the books bugbooks because the small digital integrated circuit looked like a bug with its legs. I had made several attempts at a logo however they were not very inspiring. The best I can remember Professor Peter Rony ask students to submit their ideas for a logo and this one was selected. I have been very pleased with this logo and it has made many millions of impressions during the past 40 years. The 'Bugs' logo has been great as a branding image for the work of my colleagues and myself.
Here are a few examples of the Bugs use during the past 40 years.
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|Code card 1978|
John Titus designed this very useful octal code card for 8080 microprocessor machine code programming in 1978.
of Bugbook 2
Japanese translation of Bugbook 2 in 1976. The Bugs logo is prominent on the front cover. Several of the Bugbooks were included in these translations.
An advertising button used by our Italian representative. Our group had a large presence in Italy during the late 70's and early 80's. About 20 of our Bugbooks were translated into Italian, we taught 15 or so microcomputer instrumentation seminars, and a lot of the MMD-1 training computers were sold.
|Fist Fighter code fixer|
More information about the name and use of the 'Bugs' & 'Bugbooks'
The reason I call our museum "The Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum" is because of the "Bugbooks"
WOW just as I posted this I received an email from Earles L. McCaul the author of TRS-80 ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE MADE SIMPLE. This is one of the books in our "Blacksburg" series of books from 1981.
"by David Larsen" KK4WW Computer Collector Historian
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