DEC Archives

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Thu Jun 15 17:40:25 CDT 2017

On 15/06/2017 23:01, Lyle Bickley via cctalk wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:42:18 -0700
> Lyle Bickley <lbickley at> wrote:
> Note: This is a re-post - as my last post didn't seem to make it to
> cctalk...
> --snip--
>> I have personally reviewed several boxes of the DEC archives - and
>> they are a terrific asset in understanding both DEC's business
>> successes and failures, engineering prowess and bad decisions, etc.
> Al and others have discussed on cctalk the implications and
> cost of publishing the CHM's massive DEC archives. It would be a huge
> undertaking - but if the funding were available, it could be done.
> In the past, I personally funded the CHM scanning of all of the "Amateur
> Computer Society's" newsletters. I did so because it was the "first"
> hobby-centered computer publication*. (It was published from 1966-1976).
> You can see the results (and download it) here:
> My suggestion would be that if we want the DEC archives available, we
> should prioritize what we find most valuable, pool our resources ($$$)
> and fund the scanning of the documents incrementally based on priority.
> One of the reasons I've personally been reviewing the DEC material is to
> determine what, if any, scanning I might be willing to fund.
> Regards,
> Lyle
> * And I was a member of the "Amateur Computer Society" :)
They may not have Xeroxed when they cataloged.
That would have been standard practice over here.
Had they done there would have been a secondary source to scan.
You would think computer people had heard of a backup.
I fear there's more enthusiasium

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Nor black and white.
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