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antedeluvian
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Re: A site that preserves tube era electronics databooks!
antedeluvian   12/10/2013 2:28:02 PM
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DarkMatter0

They aren't cheap, but I suspect they are cheaper than a trip to the emergency room.

The tradeoff is slightly different up here in Canada. Still I could have done without the pain and feelings of inadequacy.

zeeglen
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Re: Good scanner
zeeglen   12/10/2013 2:11:23 PM
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>I was all done evenings and weekends- my wife was pretty annoyed by my dedication by the end of it.

What a project!  The old books were useful in that notes and corrections could be added in the margins, such as the reversed leads on the 7905 in one edition, and  the fix for a 78L05 problem that was found in the 79L05 section.


How would one go about getting a copy of your work?


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Re: Not everything is on the Internet
betajet   12/10/2013 1:32:53 PM
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TonyTib said: Many youngsters believe everything is on the Internet -- WRONG!

My experience is that half of what's on the Internet today will be gone within a year, leaving a long trail of dead links.  Didn't there used to be something called All Programmable Planet?  "The Cloud" is an excellent allusion to the ephemerality of Internet storage.

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A site that preserves tube era electronics databooks!
DarkMatter0   12/10/2013 1:08:47 PM
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Check out Pete Millet's Tubebooks.org. Pete has done a similar preservation of tube-era electronics databooks along with a lot of other interesting vintage electronics materials.

By the way, "book trimmers" and heavy duty paper cutters (with paper clamps) are available that will shear hundreds of pages at a time. They aren't cheap, but I suspect they are cheaper than a trip to the emergency room.

 

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Not everything is on the Internet
TonyTib   12/10/2013 12:50:56 PM
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Many youngsters believe everything is on the Internet -- WRONG!

For example, I managed to get some free Reliance Electric servo motors; try as I might (and my Google-fu is pretty high), I can't find any info on them.  But in a dark, dusty corner of my company, I found an old Reliance Electric catalog.  YES!


I only have a couple databooks I'd like to scan; besides the Reliance Electric one, I have my very fun 1986 Intel databook (with the iAPX432, bubble memory, intelligent text display controllers, and more).  I used to have similar vintage Zilog databooks (with the Z80, Z8000, and the 32-bit Z80000 which I think never made it into production), but I don't think I have those anymore.

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Good scanner
Caleb Kraft   12/10/2013 10:17:40 AM
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My mistake. 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Cover Art
Max The Magnificent   12/10/2013 10:12:27 AM
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@DrFPGA: My favorite is the yellow TTL data book from TI.

I still have one on the shelves in my office... and I still consult it on occasion!

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Re: Good scanner
Max The Magnificent   12/10/2013 10:10:44 AM
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@Caleb: ...a true testament both to her commitment...

Aubrey = Antedeluvian = he (LOL)

DrFPGA
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DrFPGA   12/10/2013 10:07:48 AM
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Yep- perfect use of a slide show! My favorite is the yellow TTL data book from TI.

When I did my PAL presentations to engineers I started off by dropping it into a trash can....

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Data books and catalogs
MeasurementBlues   12/10/2013 9:59:20 AM
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I found some electronics catalogs at flea markets.



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