1980s Vintage Computers

Computerworld Magazine

Hexadecimal Kid

The Hexadecimal Kid was a series of short stories written by Richard Forsyth. The first series originally appeared in Computer Weekly, and were also published in the US magazine Computerworld. Thanks to Google Books most of these magazines have been scanned in for viewing on-line. I found most of the chapters this way, apologies for the gaps, please e-mail me if you have a source.

The following links are to the top of the page, the chapter may start part way down the page so please scroll down.

Bit 0 (The least significant bit) and Bit 1 (The bit between his teeth) - 7 May 1979 p25
Bit 2 (A two-bit outlaw) - 14 May 1979 p25
Bit 3 (A bit of luck) - 21 May 1979 p27
Bit 4 (A bit worse) - 28 May 1979 p22 - need to scroll down a few pages
Bit 5 - not found - 4 June 1979
Bit 6 (Not a bit of it) - 11 June 1979 p49
Bit 7 (A bit too late) - 18 June 1979 p28
Bit 8 (A little bit better) - 25 June 1979 p18
Bit 9 (A bit too far) - 2 July 1979 p18
Bit 10 (Bits and pieces) - 9 July 1979 p24
Bit 11 (Bit by bit) - 16 July 1979 p46
Bit 12 - not found - 23 July 1979
Bit 13 (Doing his bit) - 30 July 1979 p30
Bit 14 (Bit, bitter, bitterness) - 6 August 1979 p24
Bit 15 (The sign bit) - 13 August 1979 p25
Bit 16 (The parity bit) - 20 August 1979 p18

The third series, Son of Hexadecimal Kid, was published in Practical Computing. Thanks to Richard Forsyth for his help in researching his work.


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