There is one example program for chapter 17: download chapter17.zip.
Mark Hammond’s Win32 extensions can be found at http://starship.python.net/crew/mhammond/. Buy the book.
You can get a taste of what it was like in the 60s working on IBM mainframes
by visiting Dave Nichols’ Place at
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lakes/5705/360.html. I’m thinking about getting one of his Tshirts—the one that says “I helped create the Y2K bug.”