[TriLUG] Any value in decades old mainframe manuals andprintouts?
Brian.Henning at datadirect.com
Mon Jul 27 17:07:46 EDT 2009
Oh wow. That's wicked! Makes me want to run out and find an ET6800.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Steve Litt
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 4:45 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Any value in decades old mainframe manuals
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
> 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
application. Warning, 13MB, slow load:
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