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!

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Business Week 1996-02-05

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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

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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

Microbee Online Magazine and Journal now available as scanned by Jeremy

Please contact me for information on downloading these PDFs

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Scanning these magazines was a pleasure as I believe the localised articles, glossy presentation and quality content are worth sharing to the many Australians who grew up with Microbee.  Articles such as manufacturing the Microbee show never before seen online photos and backstory to the local efforts behind the hardware and production. Other articles for upgrading the Microbee computers, program reviews and software catalogues take you back to the moment where investing in this brand held the promise of education at a good price.

My promise to you:

  • Preparing these magazines and documents 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

Limitations in the source:

  • Dates and publication details such as year/month and volume number are quite inconsistent.  Only when I finished scanning them could I piece together a bates style prefix to the filenames to keep them in order
  • Paper stock could vary in age related quality within a single magazine. Meaning some pages were glossy and retain their paper-white quality, and other pages are thinner that have yellowed.
  • If you think the photos are faded in the PDF then I can assure you the source is the same or worse.
  • Number 27 is missing, send it to me and I’ll add it into the archive
  • I don’t have after volume 34, do you?

Google Drive hosting allows you to:

  1. Click a folder and download the entire contents as a ZIP file directly
  2. Open a single PDF and scroll through it in your browser
  3. Download that PDF for later
  4. Select a couple of files by Control-Click and download those directly opposed to a whole folder.
  5. I pay for it opposed to file hosting with ads, timers and malware.
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001 Microbee Online June Issue 01.pdf
002 Microbee Online July Number 02.pdf
003 Microbee Online August Issue 03.pdf
004 Microbee Online September Number 04.pdf
005 Microbee Online October Number 05.pdf
006 Microbee Online November : December Issue 06.pdf
007 Microbee Online January Issue 07.pdf
008 Microbee Online February Issue 08.pdf
009 Microbee Online March Issue 09.pdf
010 Microbee Online April Issue 10.pdf
011 Microbee Online 1985-05 Number 11.pdf
012 Microbee Online 1985-06 Number 12.pdf
013 Microbee Online 1985-07 Number 13.pdf
014 Microbee Online August 1985.pdf
015 Microbee Online 1985 September.pdf
016 Microbee Online Number 16.pdf
017 Microbee Online 1985-11 Number 17.pdf
018 Microbee Online 1985-12 Number 18.pdf
019 Microbee Online 1986-01 Number 19.pdf
020 Microbee Online 1986-02 Number 20.pdf
021 Microbee Online 1986-03.pdf
022 Microbee Online 1986-04 Number 22.pdf
023 Microbee Online 1986-05 Number 23.pdf
024 Microbee Online 1986-06 Number 24.pdf
025 Microbee Online 1986-07 Number 25.pdf
026 Microbee Online 1986-08 Number 26.pdf
028 Microbee Online 1986-10 Number 28.pdf
029 Microbee Online 1986-11 Number 29.pdf
030 Microbee Online 1986-12 Number 30.pdf
031 Microbee Online 1987 Number 31.pdf
032 Microbee Online 1987 Number 32.pdf
033 Microbee Online 1987 Number 33.pdf
034 Microbee Online 1987 Number 34.pdf

 

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