Rare brochure – Built the Most Powerful Microbee

Flatbed scan – Epson Perfection V700
Donated by Murray Irwin of Sydney (many thanks)

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Chromadisk

Imagineering, “The Art of Software” was an Australian software published based out of Ultimo NSW.  My understanding is they were a strong force in getting educational Apple II software into Australian schools.  I don’t know much more about them but am happy to share this unique disk sleeve.

Chromadisk is mentioned on the rear label by Memron in San Jose California.

The artwork shows Canberra and Sydney landmarks along with Australian and New Zealand animals.  Just beautiful!

This particular disk held Personal Investment Management System and the label across the top came off easy so I scanned it ‘neat’.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k

Navigate to: Disk Label Scans and scroll to C for Chromadisk

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Archimedes Game Maker’s Manual by Terry Blunt, Scanned book

I chose to share my personal copy of this book as the Acorn Archimedes computer doesn’t get a lot of coverage online.  As keyed from the rear cover, “This book shows how to use Archimedes BASIC 5 to build high quality games for both education and recreational purposes.  Although ‘old hands’ will find this book invaluable, it is ideal for those new to the Archimedes, and probably new to games programming, although some knowledge of programming in BASIC is expected.”

Originally published by Sigma Press in 1992, Copyright T. Blunt.
ISBN: 1850582416

The original book text was very close to the binding margin.

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

Archmiedes game book post.jpg

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Games

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

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

Donations would be great to cover costs of transport, scanning equipment maintenance and hosting fees

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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.


			

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.

Donations would be great to cover costs of transport, scanning equipment maintenance and hosting fees

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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

Donations would be great to cover costs of transport, scanning equipment maintenance and hosting fees

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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

BASIC Reference and Programming books

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

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > BASIC Reference and Programming

Five books have been added to my vintage computing book collection:

  1. A Bit Of BASIC by Thomas Dwyer and Margot Critchfield
  2. BASIC For The Apple II Programming and Applications
  3. BASIC Programming For Scientists and Engineers by Wilbert Hubin
  4. More BASIC Computer Games
  5. The Little Book Of BASIC Style by John Nevison

 

The Little Book Of BASIC Style by John Nevison copyMore BASIC Computer Games copyBASIC Programming For Scientsts and Engineers by Wilbert Hubin copyBASIC For The Apple II Programming and Applications copyA Bit Of BASIC by Thomas Dwyer and Margot Critchfield copy

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