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Getting Acquainted With Your VIC-20 Tim Hartnell ISBN 0907563058
The book assumes you would like to collect a number of different
programs that work; that you want to know how and why they work; and — eventually — that you want to be able to create and develop your own
programs. The book explains how the programs were written, developed, and made more complex and/or fun to run, from a simpler “core”
program. By following through the programming, feeding the games and other programs into your computer and running them, you should learn a
fair amount of BASIC without even trying. (p. 6)