Trivia or gold? Way, way back in the old days you had to write real letters to companies so they would send you catalogs. Postage was less expensive than long distance telephone calls — No really, it was! I requested a catalog/brochure from a company. M. P. Publishing Co. Box 378, Belmont Mass, 02178. They sold Microprocessor related hobbiest plans and schematics and a newsletter (not really a magazine as you know it today). I of course was always a day late and two dollars short and was not able to purchase all 5 back issues.
Yes, It was me that put them in a 3 ring hole punch and binder. Can’t fix that now.
I have two sales brochures and 3 (of 5) 60%!! of ECS Magazine issues. First photos are the brochures.
That was my address and I did remove the staple.
That’s the last page of the brochure, a tease on Kludge-1 assembler (a manual procedure, not a program).
That’s another brochure/catalog and it lists all schematics/plans I can buy from M.P. Publishing.
Many hobby projects.
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That is the first page of ECS-1
Pages 6 & 7 of ECS-1
The last page of ECS-1 (it says so way near the bottom).
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This issue was about the analog/digital recording to tape (cassette). 1974. Before Kim-1 and Commodore Pet.
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I also have the newsletter informing me that ECS will become BYTE Magazine. Notice the 7 hole paper tape banner. Baudot? Not for us. Ascii.
Ah, the KIM-1. They also included a poster sized circuit board drawing that I framed and still have on my wall.
This was all the documentation needed to write programs for the first Mac. It was called the Phonebook because it’s about size of a phonebook and the paper quality and color was similarly low budget.
Allegro CommonLisp 1.3 I doubt that Apple sold many of these for the 68030 Macs. One foolish person also tried it under A/UX. Once. When the disk paging and swapping stopped, it started again. Seriously beautiful documentation. That was back in the days when they sent doc updates as individual sheets to go in the Three ring binder. Has 3 disks to install. No serious Mac collection is complete without this.
Decsystem-10 User Manual – Part 1 and Part 2, see where CP/M got its commandline cues. Believe or not, you can run a Dec-10 emulator on your desktop (and it will likely be faster than the original). DH11′s are probably not supported and left for the aspiring hacker to add. If you don’t know what a DH11 is, then you are lucky.
I don’t have a complete collection by any means. Most the articles were sales puff or are readliy available that www web thing. But, once you start that magazine catalog nonsence then you have to do it right. OK, right would mean taking pictures of the cover. I’m not that right.
No, I’m not an AI Expert but I do have a collection of AI Expert Magazine. From
Volume 1/1 to Volume 6/4, missing just one but that could be misfiled.
If interested, here’s a link to a spreadsheet.
This is a photo of a closet with most of the Doctor Dobbs. Thats four stacks in front and 3 in the back.
Another closet with Byte Magazines, and some others.
I’m not going to document GWB’s policies or accomplishments. I’m documenting what some people think about him. From my archives on another blog:
Frodo Has Failed!
Of course this goes back to the time when the Lord of the Rings movies were playing and his detractors feared the awesome power granted to, and unleashed by Bush the evil villan against the peace loving and cuddly Saddam Hussein (and his fun loving sons). Sadly, the Iraqi citizens fell under the spell of the ring and hanged Hussein after gunning down his sons.
It’s too soon to know if this was good idea, badly executed or a bad idea, well executed or something in a different universe. Still, it’s a fine bit of satire.
You might not believe this but it’s true. The American people voted for another President who has just as much power as Bush and isn’t afraid of using Sauron’s Eye (unmanned drones) to smite the
enemy rebels peace lovers from great distances. The loyal political opposition doesn’t have to worry (about the drones) because every President of the USA always protects our constitutional rights. We are so beyond that slavery nastiness and that incident of sending Japanese US citizens to internment camps. All our rights are being protected, now. Trust them.
First, we should be absolutely clear that every previous President is responsible for the mess the president inherited. It’s the idiots that voted for George Washington and those radicals that created the mess we are in now. If only we had stayed true to the crown, it would all be better now! There is no way to prove that. There are 8 zillion attempts to spin the history in your direction, however.
I was never a fan of GWB (I voted for Gore, so I’m an idiot). But the hanging chads didn’t work out my way. Now that I’m smarter, I can recognize my youthful errors. I was never a Bush fan but I liked the guy as a person with his Texas drawl and down home sayings and county wisdom (I also voted for Ross Perot).
Many years ago, Mom and I were discussing politics and I said, “I wouldn’t mind having a beer with George (W Bush), he seems like a nice guy”. Mom went off the charts, “I wouldn’t cross the street to spit in his face” and many other phrases. That’s about when I discovered that a lot of the left side of the aisle stopped caring about humanity, democracy, and free speech. Oh, they mouth the words and then do everything possible to suppress free speech, democracy and insure we all atone for the original sin that is mankind, as they redefine sin.
I also learned that the “progressives” have no sense of humour or perspective and the important thing is to believe what you are told. I’m no fan of christian conservatives trying to rewrite the US constitution and I’m no fan of this mind meld borg/drone of the left.
What does that rant that have to do with GWB and my “I Blame Bush” blog? I don’t know. Odds are, when historians get to it, GW wasn’t an idiot. Not a saint and not a sinner. But I’m tired of the blame game.
I really don’t have a plan for this site at the moment. GWB is neither brilliant nor is he an idiot. Suggestions on what the website might do can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m not a GWB hater nor do I think his presidency was a shiny example of
free market capitalism. I don’t hate Obama and I don’t love Romney. I don’t
like the thought of a second Obama term.
Please vote this Tuesday. It’s how democracy works, even if I don’t like