Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and David Packard
trash80 at internode.on.net
Sun Oct 29 20:18:11 CDT 2017
Sorry wasn't aware of the operational aspects of bitsavers or how stuff finds it's a way in there (although I just had a good read of it all).
But having said that, it looks like this collection perished without finding its way to bitsavers so it’s not so much where its stored - it’s the act of collecting the paper and scanning it in.
If I scan stuff can I add it or get it added to BitSavers - I'm not sure because there's a notice on their web site (and I'm certainly not decrying their efforts - its highly valued resource intensive work):
"Due to the current several year backlog of documents to process, we are not actively soliciting additional paper or scans to add to the collection"
(Not sure if I can do anything but I might send them an offer of help.)
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Al Kossow via cctalk
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Subject: Re: Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and David Packard
On 10/29/17 4:59 PM, Kevin Parker via cctalk wrote:
> Maybe we (that's us on this list) need to apply this concept to the scanning and archiving and retention of any paper based repositories that still exist.
What a brilliant idea. We could call it "bitsavers"!
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