Redistribution and Usage Rules

Materials here are generally freely downloadable and can be re-posted on other sites or used as needed. A reference to this site would be nice.

If you are selling something, including a copy or link to the original literature, photos or other content is a great sales tool!

If you have a mostly for-profit site (including auctions) that benefits from the materials, especially the original content, you are encouraged to find a way to support this site in your own way.

For example, donating content, materials, supplies and vintage equipment are good ideas, but I can provide my PayPal address if you want to make a donation that way, as well. In short, this doesn't include personal sites or blogs that sells stuff to help pay the bills.

Organization

Organization is always subject to change but this is the basic idea:

About and Building the Archive

The initial seed for the archive was the literature that I happened to keep in running my business. Rather than put it all into recycling, I figured that scanning and posting it would make it of some benefit to all, whether for research or trips down memory lane. You can tell it is more business and personal computer oriented and less on the games front.

I'm continuing to use a flat-bed scanner. Even though it is slow, the quality is much better than the camera-based book scanners I've tried. My goal is get a Plustek OptikBook A300 because it can handle 11x17 pages and puts the scanning surface next to the edge to make books much easier to scan. I'm just not sure about the quality of the product itself (I'd definitely get the 4-year warranty option!) and then there's the $1,500 price tag. Ouch!

Recently I've been playing with my typewriters more, mostly because of downtime due to COVID. I'm adding standardized typeface and print samples, plus a few typewriter manuals and such.

In the future, I want to add a bunch of files from a BBS but I need to consider my hosting and am going back-and-forth on that. One other area is to build a list of links to related sources, something that is easy to maintain.