A recent donation has awoken my scanning interests and today we have another 16 scans added to my publicly shared repository. All 16 are not known to be on Archive.org and I will make a mirror there soon. Of great interest were the huge Berkeley newsletter books. Presented here are 600dpi scans with Tesseract 4.0 neural network OCR applied.
Australian Mac users were well supported with the bespoke evalgesim of local MUGs. Berkeley (American) is on another level though, never have I seen such a valuable resource in one place. From just the two titles donated, we have over 600 pages of historic Macintosh information. Being more user focused, one can read a wide range of letters to the group that ask questions or seek solutions to bugs. Reading these BMUG scans will immediately bring back that unique pleasure and pain of being a Macintosh user – facing expensive accessories, printer bugs and getting good value software. You’d think your Macintosh was limitless in it’s capacity, from scanning photos in dithered black and white to MIDI music playing, its all there.
If you’re a Mac enthusiast or nostalgic for the era of Compact Mac, do yourself a favour and download a BMUG newsletter from my repo. I prefer syncing PDF files to my iPad via “Foxit PDF reader” (free).
Find these under Scanned Book and Magazine Collection -> Magazine Scans -> Berkeley