S/36Doc (skating on thin ice)

From: Steve Robertson <steven_j_robertson_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Thu Jan 31 06:58:25 2002

While the offer to scan them was certainly noble, I really wouildn't expect
anyone to actually do it. We're talking about perhaps 10,000 pages of
documents here!


>From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
>Reply-To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
>To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
>Subject: Re: S/36Doc (skating on thin ice)
>Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 00:02:51 -0500 (EST)
> > I'm working on reviving a 5362 right now. Please reply
> > off list with whatever persuasion is required to at
> > least allow me the use of them. I'd be very happy to
> > scan them all and make them available.
>While I am all for saving and scanning docs for older computers - I must
>say that this latest talk about scanning and making public relatively
>current IBM stuff is scary and dangerous. S/370(ish)s and S/36s are still
>out there, in suprising numbers. IBM has NOT given any permission for us
>to make the information public. Please, people, do not make this stuff
>public until IBM blesses it. They have been turning a blind eye in the
>classic computing world, but we would not want them to clamp down, would
>we? Lets wait a few years...anyway, S/36 and S/370 docs are fairly common.
>Now older IBMs - 650s, 1130s, and the like - are pretty much fair game,
>and I doubt IBM would really care. S/1s, S/3s, S/7s, S/88s, 8100s, and PC
>stuff, however, might cause problems.
>William Donzelli

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