OT: Archiving data/video/movies/photos/oral history

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun Jun 4 22:11:05 2000

On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:

> The thing about WW2 surplus is that most of it uses standard components
> that are still either easy to find today or easy to make using relatively
> simple tools. For example just about the only bits in my AR88 receiver
> that I couldn't go out and buy would be the transformers. And it's not
> that difficult to rewind a transformer at home. The ex-military technical
> manuals are very complete, and are not hard to find reprints of.

This makes me wonder. How standard were the "standard" components of
radios back during WWII times? Did hackers of that era also see valves
and the other components that radios were being made with as very exotic
or specialized? Maybe hackers 50 years from now will look at ASICs as
child's play because of the unfathomable progress of technology.

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