Re: [midatlanticretro] DEC microfiche
- David Gesswein <djg@...> writes:
>DEC released most/all? their documentation that was still current onTrue. Before the advent of CD, fiche was king. Hardware maintenance and
>fiche. I have some PDP-8 and module fiche and left at least the auction
>amount of 11 fiche for the 11 collectors many years ago. I'm not sure
>exactly when DEC started releasing stuff on fiche. My fiche have some
>VT78 docs so they are at least 1978. I found that some KL10 fiche were
>also in the portion I took.
FRU documentation, diagnostics, and source listings were made available on
on microfiche. I still have bundles of VMS source listings fiche; albeit,
I have no way to view it. Everything that used to be available on fiche
was quickly made available on CD when CDs came into being. It was simply
easier and cheaper to produce CDs. VMS V5.0 listings was, for example, a
single CD whereas, before CDs, it was a bundle of fiche about 4"-5" thick!
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