Re: Ur HP 9825 stuff from a primary source

Jack Rubin

CHM might be a good ultimate destination, but not before things are reviewed, copied and shared as appropriate. Their archives are a lot like the caves of the Smithsonian as experienced by Indiana Jones. What goes in may never come out – ask Lyle about his DECUS materials. I think this would apply especially to unique items like lab books and development notes. Items wouldn’t be accessible until inventoried – which could take years, dependent on priority and funding – and then only to “serious scholars”.


I don’t want to diminish the value of what they do, but their focus is more on vacuum-sealed preservation rather than shared access.




From: [] On Behalf Of CuriousMarc
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [VintHPcom] Ur HP 9825 stuff from a primary source


Sounds like stuff that the Computer History Museum should be interested in archiving, particularly the lab books and development notes. Have you contacted them? Should I?


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