Available: Various source/documentation microfische
jwest at classiccmp.org
Sat Apr 22 23:19:20 CDT 2006
If anyone is interested, please politely contact original poster, not me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Howes" <jim.howes at prosig.com>
To: <jwest at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 6:10 AM
Subject: Various source/documentation microfische
> I've built up a list of assorted stuff that you may be interested in.
> I don't have a microfische reader, and get odd looks at my local library
> when I nip in there to use theirs (and they are going over to
> computerised indexes, so the fische readers are going soon (note to
> self: beg/borrow/rehome/steal one!).
> I made a list a few years ago. I've stuffed it one the web. URL below.
> The lines in this text file are mainly in this format:
> Group name (various different manuals for a particular device share the
> same title)
> Manual/source description, possibly with serial numbers or other
> references, most of which I'm not sure of the meaning of.
> Date (somewhere between OCT76 and OCT81)
> Number of fisches in this set
> DEC Part number
> For instance:
> PDP11 MOS/CORE G124K EXER CZKMAF0 SEP79 1 AH-8851F-MC
> VAX/VMS 4.4 VAX/VMS V2.4 SOURCE LISTINGS MCRF ????? 536
> (hmm. seems I made a typo on that one). I remember VMS 4.4, just
> typing &<RETURN> at the command line would log you out with reserved
> operand error and a stack dump. I think the VMS4.4 sources may be
> elsewhere at the moment, it's such a long time since I looked at them.
> Anyway, the file is archived here:
> I think, on the whole, I'd rather keep hold of these, but will happily
> lend them to people who make reasonable requests (and supply stamped
> addressed envelopes for instance). However, if a good cause would like
> to take them and catalogue them properly and use them for the benefit of
> DEC history as a whole, then I'll certainly consider it.
> I'm not sure of the copyright issues regarding the VMS Source listings.
> I did try asking a while ago, but got no reply.
> I'm based in Portsmouth, UK.
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