Atari Computer Enthusiasts ‘Inside Info’ Newsletter, New South Wales

Atari Computer Enthusiasts was a user’s group based in New South Wales, Australia.  These newsletters (and many other items) were generously donated to me by Peter Heweston and I present scanned copies online for the first time online.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Magazine Scans > Atari Computer Enthusiasts NSW Australia.

I’m keen to collect more of these so by all means send me an email or comment here if you can help.

ACE NSW

Editions available are:

Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1983-08.pdf	
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1983-10.pdf	
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1983-12.pdf
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1984-02.pdf
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1984-04.pdf
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Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine 1982-1985, as scanned by Jeremy

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Magazine Scans > Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine

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Presented here is everything I have for Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine. The CD player and optical media were introduced to market in the timeframe of magazines uploaded here so you really get a sense of how much of a game changer this technology was.  As the magazines are Australian, you get the ‘News’ section in each issue as a reminder of how radio, telecommunications and television have evolved.  All the Rod Irving and Dick Smith ads are great too.

Scanning these was hard! Never the less I worked around ‘High Sierra PDF bugs’ and ‘ScanSnap is too dumbed down’ by literally scanning the colour pages separately to the yellowed text pages and making a workflow to combine them into one PDF file.  Most pages were scanned in greyscale (opposed to space saving B&W) to better preserve detail in the photos.

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Electronics Australia 1982-01.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-05.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-11.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-12.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-01.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-02.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-03.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-04.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-05.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-09.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-10.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-02.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-04.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-09.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-10.pdf
Electronics Australia 1985-07.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-08.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-09.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-10.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-11.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-12.pdf
Electronics Today 1986-02.pdf
Electronics Today International 1974-12.pdf

Please note the file “Electronics Australia Compilation archive JBH.pdf” refers to a very different set of pages to the rest. The original owner of the source pages took apart Electronics Australia and saved the front cover and maybe one or two articles he liked.  They were given to me and are scanned as is.  The front covers are beautiful though, even if they were terribly warped from water damage.  The other files are full-text.


Business Week 1996-02-05 magazine, ‘Apple – The fall of an American icon’

Presented here is a scan of a 22 year old magazine, ‘Business Week 1996-02-05’.  I find it fascinating as it has some backstory to Apple Computer’s financial troubles in 1996.

Any Apple history is important to me as the more I read the more it changes!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Magazine Scans

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Business Week 1996-02-05

Rockwell AIM-65 scans

Presented here is the small publication ‘Interactive’ which supports the Rockell AIM-65, and the book AIM 65 Laboratory Manual And Study Guide By Leo Scanlon.  The aim of these scans and uploads is to fill in any gaps online and support the Rockwell enthusiasts out there.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Rockwell AIM 65

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AIM 65 Laboratory Manual And Study Guide By Leo Scanlon.pdf
Interactive 1981-10 Issue 06.pdf
Interactive 1982-01 Issue 07.pdf
Interactive 1982-04 Issue 08.pdf
Interactive Issue 02.pdf
Interactive Issue 03.pdf
Interactive Issue 04.pdf
Interactive Issue 05.pdf

Hitachi Peach Personal Computer documentation

Japanese personal computers were available in Australia and supported by users groups such as ‘The Australian Phase’.  Unfortunately I have little knowledge of the Peach but share these PDF files to hopefully fill in some gaps in documentation available online.  A majority of the pages scanned were photocopied originals made into books,

Interesting that just down from my home in Canberra was ‘The Software House’ which have documented the Peach ROM and Drive.  If anyone has a contact for them some 40 years later then by all means get in touch.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Hitachi Peach Personal Computer

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Peach ROM Notes By Bruce Rossell And Howard Viccars copy.jpg

 

The Australian Phase A Magazine For Japanese Micros copy.jpg

Basic Manual For Hitachi Personal Computer MB-S1 1020.pdf
Disk Basic Manual MS-S101 For Hitachi Personal Computer MB-S1.pdf
Hisoft Hiwriter Manual.pdf
Hitachi Basic Master Level 3 MB-6890 Assembler Manual 1983.pdf
Hitachi MB-6890 Level-3 Disk Basic Manual (Difficult Scan).pdf
Hitachi MP-1802.pdf
Hitachi MP-3710.pdf
Hitachi Peach Booklet in Japanese.pdf
Hitachi Personal Computer MB-S1 10 20 Operation Manual (Photocopy).pdf
Hitachi S1 Brochure RAW (Two Sources).zip
Hitachi S1 Brochure.pdf
Micro Data BJS Software Systems (For Hitachi Peach).pdf
No Cover Page - Related To Peach.pdf
Notes On Hitachi Peach Double Density DOS By Peter Calder.pdf
OBS Computer Centre Pricing List.pdf
Peach ROM Notes By Bruce Rossell And Howard Viccars.pdf
Peach User Notes Volume 2 Number 3.pdf
Procalc for the Hitachi Peach.pdf
The Australian Phase A Magazine For Japanese Micros.pdf
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The Unicorn Computer Business System

Presented online is a single PDF file which contains brochures for “The Unicorn Computer Business System”. From the front page “The Australian made, designed and supported system for all small and medium size businesses.  A simple, powerful and complete solution for business accounting and word processing”.

An S100 bus compatible computer sold by S.M Electronics in Mitcham, Australia.  Prices are included, as well as brochures for individual cards and accessories.  Great to scroll through!   Some photos in the originals are very faint.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > General Brochures and Catalogues

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The Unicorn Computer Business System.jpeg

CPU Reference books now available (6502, 6809, 8080, 8086, 8088, 68000)

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > CPU Reference books

Six new books have been added to the CPU Reference section of my shared vintage computing book collection.

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  • 6502 Assembly Language Programming by Lance Leventhal
    6809 Assembly Language Programming by Lance Leventhal
    8080 8085 Software Design Book 2
    OSBORNE 16-bit Microprocessor Handbook
    Programming The 8086 8088 by James Coffron
    The 6800 Microprocessor A Self Study Course by Lance Leventhal

These new additions brings the total available to 14.  Intel, MOS and Motorola related content are there as follows:

Intel MCS-48 Microcomputer User’s Manual.pdf

MOS KIM-4 Motherboard Users Manual (Enhanced).pdf
MOS Technology MCS6530 Memory Io Timer Array Preliminary Data Sheet 1975-08.pdf
MOSTEK 1979 Microcomputer Data Book.pdf

M68000 16 32-Bit Microprocessor Programmer’s Reference Manual 4th Edition.pdf
Motorola 16-Bit Microprocesser User’s Manual Third Edition.pdf
Motorola Programmer’s Reference Manual M68000PM AD.pdf

The MOSTEK 1979 book weighs in at nearly 700mb but is a serious trove for CPU information of the era.

Example covers:

Programming The 8086 8088 by James Coffron copyThe 6800 Microprocessor A Self Study Course by Lance Leventhal copy8080 8085 Software Design Book 2 copy6809 Assembly Language Programming by Lance Leventhal copy6502 Assembly Language Programming by Lance Leventhal copy

DEC Digital Computers – Rare brochure collection as scanned by Jeremy

DEC have a fascinating history in corporate computing with their famous VAX and PDP lines of hardware.  Presented here are 600dpi photographic scans of the most beautiful DEC brochures and booklets I have.  The annual reports are interesting and relate to Australian operations also.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > DEC Digital Computers

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To my knowledge most of these have not been seen online before, let alone at this level of quality.  Every effort was made to ensure both page sides present properly when viewed side by side, so that double page spreads ‘work’ on screen.  I suggest opening these PDFs in full screen mode so that the 1st page is displayed, then p2-3 are side by side with no borders.  Preview on the Mac does this automatically if full screen is toggled.  Acrobat Reader does a good job of this too.   Please note that due to precision cuts to the centrefold of the spine, some margin is scanned that the bind would hide.

My promise to you:

  • Preparing these  for scanning was done with methodical care for both the source and digital files
  • Shared freely with direct downloads with no restrictions on how much you download or advertisements
  • Countless post processing options were tested and implemented to best capture the page and deliver a PDF with minimal compression
  • The digital equivalents are the best quality that I could obtain within the constraints of my current equipment and source material.
  • I kept everything

Some examples are provided:

Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4

Example 5Example 6

DEC\ DIGITAL\ Computers 
CASE Software Tools For Computer Aided Software Engineering.pdf
Computer Aided Software Engineering CASE.pdf
DEC Insight 1981-11.pdf
DEC South Pacific Region Operations Review 1986.pdf
DEC World 1990 Preview.pdf
DEC World 1990 Program Guide.pdf
Digital Equipment Corporation Annual Report 1980.pdf
Digital Equipment Corporation Annual Report 1981.pdf
Digital Equipment Corporation Annual Report 1982.pdf
Digital Has It Now Corporate Networks For Information Access.pdf
Digital Integrated Software Solutions.pdf
Digital Software IAS RSX-11 Software Library Routines Reference Manual.pdf
IAS RSX-11 ODT Reference Manual.pdf
Introducing The VAX 11 730.pdf
New Software License Options.pdf
Office Information Systems.pdf
Office Plus.pdf
PCLAN Server 3100.pdf
Prices Disks as of 1982-09-17.pdf
South Pacific Region Operations Review 1981 (Difficult Scan).pdf
The VMS Operating System.pdf
Transaction Processing From Digital.pdf
VAX Common Data Dictionary.pdf
VAX DEC MMS Version 2 Module Management System.pdf
VAX DEC Sode Management System.pdf
VAX DOCUMENT.pdf
VAX FORTRAN.pdf
VAX News Special Issue 1980.pdf
VAX RALLY.pdf
VAX Rdb VMS High Performance Data Management Solution.pdf
VAX Software Project Manager.pdf
VAX Systems Site Preparatio Guide 1982-04.pdf
VAX TEAMDATA.pdf
VAX Why Digital, Why Vax Brochure.pdf
VAX-11 730 Computer System.pdf
VAX-11 750 Computer System.pdf
VAXcluster Systems.pdf

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