[TriLUG] Any value in decades old mainframe manuals and printouts?
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Mon Jul 27 16:44:57 EDT 2009
On Monday 27 July 2009 12:06:07 Peter Neilson wrote:
> Don Hammond wrote:
> > I'm cleaning up and going through boxes and boxes of manuals and
> > printouts that my late brother saved, and trying to figure out if
> > there's any value to them. By value, I mean research, historical
> > collection, curiosity, reminiscing, etc., not monetary.
> Today's trash is tomorrow's antiques.
> The computer museum, once in Boston but now somewhere on the left coast,
> would know what's valuable. Generally stuff like that gets tossed, and
> finally there's only a tiny bit of interest by a few people. Then much
> later the historians come along, and say, "You tossed out THAT? How
> could you?!!???"
On that note, here is documentation from a very sophisticated 1982 big iron
application. Warning, 13MB, slow load:
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