Components Data Books

tony duell ard at
Tue Jun 16 23:19:06 CDT 2015

> Mine too! I just love the old paper books versus PDFs ... and I've got a

So do I. It is a lot easier to filp through a databook than through a collection
of PDFs. 

This has 2 uses : 

1) If you need to find what a house-numbered part really is, you can quickly
look at possible candidates in the databooks to see if any match

2) It was a lot easier to find new components to design with using the paper
books than the PDFs. I can't seem to get the hang of finding interesting new
devices now.

It is convenient to be able to download datasheets sure. But alas this has led
to the demise of the paper databook, you simply can't buy them any more. Oh well...

FWIW, I must have over 100 databooks here. Mostly mid 1980s - 1990, but a 
few earlier. 


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