P L O T T E N
MIT DEM COMPUTERSYSTEM
O L I V E T T I P 6 0 6 0
EINE SYSTEMATISCHE EINFUEHRUNG IN DAS PROGRAMMIEREN
DES INTEGRIERTEN PLOTTERS
(( a plotted star-like logo ))
HERAUSGEBER: DEUTSCHE OLIVETTI GMBH, FRANKFURT (M)
AUSGABE JANUAR 1978
I tried to replicate the layout of this A4 manual from the late 70's.
As you might have guessed, this manual is a systematical introduction in programming the internal plotter
of an Olivetti P6060.
It was programmed using a proprietary BASIC dialect. Plotting was done
line by line using a thermal printer. A better programmable calculator, but
for my younger self, it was magic! :-)
This device (40-50kg) was brought by our school (IIRC on initiative of an enthusiastic teacher) around 1981.
Later, it got company from an Apple II, followed by an Apple IIc.
Ah, nostalgia ... when books about programming languages had less than 800 pages ;-)