Technically speaking, March 22, 1984 was the release date of the first two books from Microsoft Press at the West Coast Computer Faire.

To celebrate this special milestone, we thought we’d release this video from one of your favorite authors, Charles Petzold.

petzoldIn this interview, he reflects on his start with Microsoft Press and the birth of his now-classic titles.

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