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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by j, Dec 27, 2003.

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  1. j

    j Guest

    Is there any need for old data books? Or should they just be sent to the
    dump? For example, Data books on Processors, Logic, application notes, etc.
    Analog chips, chips in general.

  2. James Meyer

    James Meyer Guest

    I can guarantee that it will only be a day or two after you throw them
    away that a need for one of them will arise. If you're not pressed for storage
    space, keep them.

  3. I'm ALWAYS looking for old data....
    I wish I'd held ALL of my old data books.

    | __O Thomas C. Sefranek
    |_-\<,_ Amateur Radio Operator: WA1RHP
    (*)/ (*) Bicycle mobile on 145.41, 448.625 MHz
  4. In j typed:
    If you really want to get rid of them, please post a list of what you
  5. GPE

    GPE Guest

    Pretty sad... but once in awhile you'll see them go for quite abit on
    Ebay... Depends on the exact data book.

    -- Ed
  6. Is there any need for old data books? Or should they just be sent to the
    If there was a cheap way to get them to be I would be glad to have

    Wouter van Ooijen

    -- ------------------------------------
    PICmicro chips, programmers, consulting
  7. What do they weigh? How far are you from Phoenix,
    Arizona, U.S.A.?

    Mark L. (drooling in anticipation) Fergerson
  8. Barry Lennox

    Barry Lennox Guest

    You will be sorry if you dump them! Despite the Internet, there's much
    in old data books and app notes that simply seems to vanish. Try
    finding the Nat Semi App note books for instance. I grab every data
    book I see in flea-markets, booksales and the like, you can usually
    get them for 25c or so.

    Barry Lennox
  9. On the other hand, if there weren't people who thought them useless,
    we wouldn't be getting them for 25 cents.

  10. j

    j Guest

    Got the picture. Being a native from from the MidWest, we tend to save, or
    maybe it is that depression era parenting. What ever, I have saved. Given
    the response I will not dispose to the ground, but as I sort, will put out
    for those who may need them. I think book rate shipping is fairly cheap.

    What about Universities? Some of the early app notes might be of some use.

    I do have an old Motorola Applications Manual on the MC6800. (I do intend to
    keep the PDP and 68x stuff). But pretty neat to see how much detail was
    presented to users so they could figure out how to design with the hardware.

    Sorry for the blog.


    Thanks for the feedback.

  11. Barry Lennox

    Barry Lennox Guest

    Yep, true enough. So! they are useless, folks! Keep throwing them out!
  12. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Universities, i have found, will not accept old textbooks - even if
    I will buy whatever you do not want to keep, and will scan and PDF to
    you any page(s) of any one(s) you sell to me, on request.
    The mailbox has over 30Mbytes in its 10MByte
    allocated space (M$ phoney updates with virii).
    Replace the first 6 letters with bob for direct response.
  13. Al

    Al Guest

    I just picked up a PAPER databook on the 16F8X series of PICs at my town
    dump's recycling center. Since I still use that series, it's great. I
    don't have to stare at a computer screen when I need to look something
    up quickly.

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