Hardware/doc preservatoion, was Re: rarest computers.

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Sun Aug 8 14:34:03 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 16:19, Tony Duell wrote:

> Surely I am not the only person who not only keeps every databook I've
> ever owned, but also buys old databooks (I think I have a pre-1970
> Motorola IC databook somewhere -- back then one book covered all ICs
> ;-)).
> Databooks are _esssential_ if you want to understnad or repair the hardware!

Absolutely, especially for chips, less so for transistors. In the past
(> 10 yrs ago) I did pitch old databooks, a terrible mistake.

BTW, I scanned some of the solid state stuff I have from the early 60's,
available here


The 61 Moto cover is especially beautiful, if the data isn't so crucial.
Received on Sun Aug 08 2004 - 14:34:03 BST

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