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Max The Magnificent   9/5/2014 9:41:12 AM
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@antedeluvian: The idea has come up before but which cloud?

The whitest, fluffiest one, of course!

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antedeluvian   9/5/2014 9:30:59 AM
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Max

have you thought about uploading the entire archive to the cloud?

The idea has come up before but which cloud? And if I am to upload it via the internet it will take a loooooong time, to say nothing of my bandwidth allotment if I do it from home. There would be no Netflix for many months.

And more importantly- I suspect that there may be copyright issues. Being obsolete books etc., you might think that nobody would care, but I am not about to experiment with the legal system any more than I already have.

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Re: Books
Max The Magnificent   9/5/2014 9:27:29 AM
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@mithrandir: Ah, if only I could read german, I would have jumped on this one.

You're a young man -- you've still got time to learn German :-)

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Re: Books
Max The Magnificent   9/5/2014 9:26:33 AM
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@dbane: This book sale was bittersweet and I hated to see it go.

All I can say is that it has found a good home where it will be treasured and well cared for (it asked me to tell you "Hi" and says for you not to worry -- it's very happy :-)

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Max The Magnificent   9/5/2014 9:24:23 AM
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@antedeluvian: Did you see my blog Preserving Data Books From Yesteryear

Of course -- you are doing something really useful here -- have you thought about uploading the entire archive to the cloud?

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Re: Amazing
Max The Magnificent   9/5/2014 9:22:54 AM
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@mhrackin: Remeber, this is just a SAMPLE of what I have book-wise.  Max, if you were envious of the storage space in my workshop, I have an equivalent abundance of bookcases upstairs  (4 rooms, each with at least a few shelves).

OMG -- you lucky rascal -- the next time I come to Atlanta I want to see your collection!!!

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mithrandir   9/4/2014 11:49:20 PM
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Ah, if only I could read german, I would have jumped on this one. It'll just end up on my shelf untouched and revered but sadly unused... something I can't let a good book suffer.

 

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dbane1956   9/4/2014 10:23:45 PM
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Thank you Max, for the kind remarks. This book sale was bittersweet and I hated to see it go. I worked in an Industrial R&D Lab, we had our own Model/Prototype Shop and I inherited the book from one of the shop supervisors. I don't specialize in any type of books but have kept a few of my own books on older computer systems but I'm only 58, how old can they be?

The work that antediluvian has done on preserving books is remarkable.

On my desk right now is Taschenbuch Fur den Maschinenbau (translated via google as Paperback for the Mechanical Engineer?) Prof. H Dubbel 1935, poor condition, written in German – FREE! any takers? I cannot imagine this would sell on Amazon. I see now that I may have an audience for some of my strange old tech books.

Here is a book I had for sale but delisted it – the reproduction artists are already offering it in paperback, including imperfections: Heaven and It's Wonders and Hell from Things Heard and Seen by Emanuel Swedenborg. Lippincott, 1881 (Swedenborg describes entities that live all around us). Like I said, I don't specialize.

Max, I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

Deb

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antedeluvian   9/4/2014 6:40:16 PM
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Mark

This got me thinking about my abundant trove of old BOOKS.  Here's a small sample of what is on my shelves:

Did you see my blog

Preserving Data Books From Yesteryear

 

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mhrackin   9/4/2014 6:30:07 PM
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This got me thinking about my abundant trove of old BOOKS.  Here's a small sample of what is on my shelves:

RCA data books: Transmitting Tubes (1962)  Receiving Tubes (1961) Transistor Manual (1966)

ITT:  Reference Data for Radio Engineers, 4th edition (1956)  (this was a REQUIRED textbook; it cost $4.95 in the student bookstore.  My "new" version cost me about $60!)

References: Industry Research "Standard Conversion Factors" pocket-size (1944)

CRC Mthematical Tables, 12th edition (1959)

Semi Mfr. books: TI, "Communications Handbook" 2 volumes, 1965

Burr-Brown, 2 voume set "Operational Amplifers" and "Filter Design" (1963/1966)

Motorola: "High-speed Switching Transistor Handbook" 1963 and "IC Design" 2-volume set (1967)

AT&T: "TV Signal Analysis" (1955)

US Navy/MIT: Microwave Techniques (1950)

Old texts: Electronic Engineering, Alley and Atwood,1962; Electronics, Corcoran et al, 1954; Magnetic Circuits and Transformers, MIT Staff, 1943' and Fortran Programming (my last formal SW course, 1961) 

REALLY old stuff fro my youth: Popular Science, Boy's Fun Book (est. early '40s, date torn off);Popular Mechanics, The Boy Mechanic (1952, 6th edition; first was 1913!) 

w.w. Sawyer, Mathematician's Delight (I posted about this recently, but found my copy today:FIRST EDITION paperback ©1943, my copy printed 1951)

Last, something special for MAX:  2002 catalog for Antique Electronics Supply Co.!   although it's "new" you'll be pleased to know they are STILL AROUND and at tubesandmore.com  They are in Tempe AZ so likely have a lot of old Motorola Semi stuff!

Remeber, this is just a SAMPLE of what I have book-wise.  Max, if you were envious of the storage space in my workshop, I have an equivalent abundance of bookcases upstairs  (4 rooms, each with at least a few shelves).

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