[rescue] In Realtime: Saving 25,000 Manuals ?

Rjtoegel rjtoegel at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 17:47:25 CDT 2015

Oh we'll, it was an idea. Maybe when budgets were higher they did take more.
I just thought this would be more "historic" but it could have been tried.  At
least there's some one trying to preserve this information.  I'd be surprised
if the Library of Congress does not have copies but then again they may not
and getting to it would be harder than opening a crab's butt.  Wish I was a
lot closer so I could help.
Retired - lots if time, no money


On Aug 17, 2015, at 13:21, Earl Baugh <earl at baugh.org> wrote:

> Bob wrote:
>> I tried to leave a comment to the effect of  didn't anyone think of the
>> Smithsonian?  They'll take anything.  Just don't know if they'll let
>> outsiders scan and digitize the stuff but they might allow volunteers to
>> it.  Better than a dumpster.
>> Bob
>> On Aug 15, 2015 7:03 AM, "Liam Proven" <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/4683
> Actually they won't.  I have a friend locally who just donated something
> fairly $$ sizable to the Smithsonian recently.  They are pretty selective
> in what they take.
> Jason Scott - who is doing this, is the software archivist for the Internet
> Archive.  I've seen him speak multiple times (and actually spent a good
> deal of time with him, since I was the speaker coordinator for VCF SE
> last year when he came to speak).   His latest post shows that the $$ came
> in for storage, he just needs bodies.  The place that has these manuals
> use to be old-manuals.com or some such, that sold old manuals.  He's
> been talking to them for a year or so on this..  They're working today and
> tomorrow on the effort I believe...
> Earl
> P.S. BTW, what the friend was donating was an Apple 1 (they didn't have
> one...).
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