Early Data Sheets

From: Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Mon Jan 18 17:09:50 1999

I am just curious if anyone else is keeping semiconductor data sheets and
data books from the early days? In checking though some stuff that was
going to the recycler, I found a bunch of 70s and early 80s data sheets and
put them into the car. Additionally, there were a bunch of the early 80s
Intel data books that I will be looking at later.

Another very interesting find in that file cabinet were some OSI data sheets
and their publication entitled "OSI Challenger, System Prospectus" along
with an OSI order form.

Another folder was full of floppy disk information including Shugart and GSI
Tech manuals. There were also three Northstar Manuals: Northstar Micro-Disk
System MDS-A, The Northstar Disk Operating System Version 2, and Northstar
BASIC Version 6 Version 6-FPB (no software, just manuals.)

Another folder had a bunch of TI data sheets, etc. covering the Silent 700
series of printer/modems.

Just as a heads up, if you know of someone who has passed away that was
involved in the early computer stuff, try HARD to get to their file cabinets
as it will most likely be FULL of fascinating information! It is most likely
one of the first things that will hit the dumpster or recycler. I'm not
sure that this information is particularly valuable from a monetary
standpoint, but it is extremely valuable from a historical standpoint. In
this case, I was able to save some of it, but a bunch of stuff (early
Poptronics, etc.) had already been recycled.
Received on Mon Jan 18 1999 - 17:09:50 GMT

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