Scanning microfiche?

From: Christian Fandt <>
Date: Sat Jul 29 15:00:47 2000

Upon the date 10:43 AM 7/29/00 -0700, Chuck McManis said something like:
>At 08:05 AM 7/29/00 -0400, you wrote:
>>Not so much related to classic hardware directly, but instead the
>>*documentation* for classic hardware *and* software:
>Do what I did and send it to a shop that specializes in scanning
>microfiche. .07/page and it comes back on CD-ROM in TIFF files.

What type of shop, Chuck? Kwik Kopy or some such? I've got several sheets
of non-computer related fiche I'd like to get printed sometime and plopped
onto a CD-ROM.

As for the $0.07 per page, maybe Tim should indeed buy his own scan/copying
machine for many thousands of bucks. A quick cipher based on Tim's
hypothetical scenario ("OK, let's say I've got a couple thousand sheets of
microfiche, 4" x 5". Each sheet contains ~200 paper pages of text and
drawings.") yields a cost of ~$28k. Whew! Hmmm, he could buy a nice small
car plus several years worth of gasoline for that money and drive to the
library any time he wanted to view them <bg>.

Interesting thread.

Regards, Chris
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Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
Jamestown, NY USA
        Member of Antique Wireless Association
Received on Sat Jul 29 2000 - 15:00:47 BST

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