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    Default 64 edition of the streight 8 users hand book

    is it worth scanning?

    december 1964

    has notes writen in it with red pen covering errors and such
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    Yes worth scanning. How many pages is it?

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    Looks like someone already did it:
    https://archive.org/details/bitsaver...May66_22437012
    Last edited by Ragnarock; November 14th, 2017 at 07:47 PM.

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    That is May 1966 version. It is possible that the December 1964 version differs in a material way though I am not sure finding that DEC made a mistake in an early printing would be noteworthy enough to spend the time scanning. Others probably disagree so sell the book to them and let them scan it.

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    Note that DEC routinely revised content in their Handbooks, both adding and removing, for reasons having nothing to do with errors. This was quite common in even successive year publications under the same name. A two year gap even more-so. It's definitely worth scanning and archiving. I'd be happy to pay the darn'd Canadian postage to here (Maryland) to get that to happen :->.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbirkel@gmail.com View Post
    Note that DEC routinely revised content in their Handbooks, both adding and removing, for reasons having nothing to do with errors. This was quite common in even successive year publications under the same name. A two year gap even more-so. It's definitely worth scanning and archiving. I'd be happy to pay the darn'd Canadian postage to here (Maryland) to get that to happen :->.

    1ajs: PM me and we can work out the details ...
    Has red pen notes in it crossing some stuff and adding things in as well
    Pegcity bits the home of praire bits and bytes a heritage lost yet not
    Heathkit h89 h77 h11 h10 with some extra bits
    Osborn 1 x2
    pdp8a with asr33 and documentation and software
    GE workmaster with series six PLC and ibm p70 (same as a ge workmaster 2)
    Commodore PC-10 II and other stuff

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    Definitely worth scanning, particularly since it shows a (prototype?) 8 front panel that looks more like a PDP-5 than the production PDP-8. I'd certainly like to have a scan of that single page if nothing else!

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ajs View Post
    Has red pen notes in it crossing some stuff and adding things in as well
    So? Might represent locally-applied mods, who knows. Anyway it's still a useful reference for the historians amongst us. Including Jack :->.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ajs View Post
    Has red pen notes in it crossing some stuff and adding things in as well
    If you scan in color, everything in red can be stripped out easily before converting to grayscale.

    CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitly View Post
    If you scan in color, everything in red can be stripped out easily before converting to grayscale.

    CW
    Would need two copies, one with the alterations and the other without.

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