No More HP Manuals on BAMA

Jay West jwest at
Wed Apr 27 20:46:04 CDT 2005

It was written...
> Agilent (HP) hasn't looked like a worthwhile company for some time!  Since
> they changed their name at least.

Last time I checked, HP didn't change their name to anything. Agilent was a 
spinoff from HP. HP is still alive and kicking.

Agilent stuff is pretty good from what I've seen. Perhaps you're mistakenly 
referring to the cheap desktop stuff HP is making in the consumer products 

Regardless... I can definitely see a company protecting their copyright. We 
as collectors should be first and foremost in honoring those copyrights, or 
it will be to our detriment. Of course, then we move to working with them to 
ease up on old gear... but, we should rigorously maintain their copyrights 
as well. That being said, I'm hard pressed to imagine them complaining about 
really old manuals for gear they haven't made in decades. But that's a moot 
point - have to work inside the guidelines of the law.


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