Must have books for Vintage Computing
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Tue Mar 8 23:02:41 CST 2005
At 11:53 AM +0800 3/9/05, Wai-Sun Chia wrote:
>Yeah. I do have a growing collection of handbooks. But I'm missing on
>the peripherals side for the mid-70s; i.e. between 75-79. Do you have
I did, but gave them to someone that lost all of his in a fire a few years ago.
> > interested in. If you're into PDP-8's, the 3 Volume -8/e/f/m
>I have printed vol1 from bitsavers. The few that came up on ePay was
>way out of my budget. I did, however scarfed an original vol2. I also
>noticed that vol3 in bitsavers are not really complete though...but
>good enough for a working copy I suppose.
Something worth keeping in mind is that different "versions" are
seriously different in size! The set that goes with my -8/e is a
*lot* larger than the set for the -8/m.
>The 8/m/e/f engineering docs are also something that I have been
>searching for 1 year plus already...all the usual places don't have
>it. And the only person I know who has it doesn't have a scanner.. :-)
> Can anyone contribute the 8/e/m schematics to bitsavers?
Aren't most of the schematics on one of the PDP-8 sites? They were a
few years ago (I hope they still are, as I never slurped the site).
>Ah. But I'm also an electronics tinkerer too.... :-)
In that case, Ethan's suggestion of the "Art of Electronics" is a
good one for you. Great book, I only wish I had time to study it,
I've had to give up on such things though do to lack of time (for
that matter I've had to largely give up on playing with old computers
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