PolyPaks (was Re: OT: Where have electronics hobby stores gone?)

James Fogg James at jdfogg.com
Mon Nov 6 11:24:34 CST 2006

> > I'd like to see the ads again.
> > The adverisments really defined just how people saw the techology.
> I think I still have a Poly Paks data sheet for a uA709 
> op-amp (TO- 99).  Was pretty amazing stuff back then.

I grew up in Wakefield Massachusetts. I used to ride my bike over to
PolyPaks and raid their dumpster on a regular basis. It looks like they
used to get all sorts of stuff for evaluation that they'd toss.

Sometimes I'd have money to spend there too.

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