Enormous Early Books/Docs/Software Collection available for the asking - FFS

steve shumaker shumaker at att.net
Sat Feb 14 14:32:43 CST 2015

Finally, after 16 months of effort, Barry Dobyns' collection of early 
manuals, books and software is fully cataloged and available on a FREE 
for SHIPPING basis to the classic list group.  Barry is a reader here 
and you are welcome to query him directly on how this all came to be but 
rest assured that this offering is under his direction and with his 
approval!  Al Kossow has also been involved from the beginning and  has 
reviewed and selected the materials he wanted for CHM.

There are over 4000 individual items described in an Excel spreadsheet 
organized in two worksheets, one is generic and the second is 
exclusively media without supporting documentation.  To support the 
...eclectic tastes of this group, I've also posted  the collection 
catalog as PDF files and as tab delimited text files.  If someone wants 
it in a different format, let me know.  The files are located at 
www.classiccmp.org  (thanks Jay!)  and the link is posted below.

The descriptions are fairly detailed, with an eye towards their 
usability and/or collectible value.  In particular, media descriptions 
contain ALL writing present on the labels.  None of the media was 
mounted for a content review or a readability test so the label is all I 

Anything not finding a new home will probably go to the recycler at the 
end of this.

OK.  the conditions to make this work without flooding the list:

1.  This has been a major effort to help Barry and this stuff is NOT 
being offered for sale  but I do expect reimbursement for shipping from 
95006. (If your conscious bothers you and you just have to pay for 
something, I'll donate anything I get to a local cat rescue outfit.)
2.  Tell me what you want using the "seq #" that is the leftmost column 
for each item.  That will stay static if I update the list of items.
3.  Send me an email OFFLIST using   sjshumaker at att.net.   Note that is 
different than what I'm using here.  If I get more than one request for 
an item, it simply goes to the first person to ask based on email time 
4.  I will send you a shipping cost.   I can do Paypal at 
sjshumaker at att.net,   USPS MO,   or whatever..   ask me in your email.

5.  I have a day job!  I have no idea what sort of response this will 
generate so be patient.  I will acknowledge ALL emails.

6.  FWIW, If anyone would like to come take the entire thing, it is 100+ 
boxes of material located in Boulder Creek, CA.  Bring a box truck!

Here is the link:



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