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* [TUHS] desiderata
@ 2021-09-08  8:29 Andrew Hume
  2021-09-08 17:21 ` Adam Thornton
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  0 siblings, 3 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Hume @ 2021-09-08  8:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

more garage cleaning this last weekend. i came across some memorabilia
from my time at Bell Labs, including a lovely article titled

	The Electrical Properties of Infants

Infants have long been known to grow into adults. Recent experiments
show they are useful in applications such as high power circuit breakers.

Not to mention a lovely article from the “Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality”
(July 1991) titled “Scrotum Self-Repair”.

the two items are
1) “Documents for UNIX Volume 1” by Dolotta, Olson and Petrucelli (jan 1981)”
2) The complete manual for the Blit. this comes in a blue Teletype binder and includes
the full manual (including man pages) and circuit diagrams.

i’d prefer to have them go to some archival place, but send me a private email
if you interested and we’ll see what we can do.

	andrew

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* Re: [TUHS] desiderata
  2021-09-08  8:29 [TUHS] desiderata Andrew Hume
@ 2021-09-08 17:21 ` Adam Thornton
  2021-09-09  8:08 ` arnold
  2021-09-09 15:55 ` Seth Morabito
  2 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Adam Thornton @ 2021-09-08 17:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Hume, The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

Oh man, I remember “Scrotum Self-Repair” from alt.tasteless, back in the day.  That was a classic.

> On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:29 AM, Andrew Hume <andrew@humeweb.com> wrote:
> 
> more garage cleaning this last weekend. i came across some memorabilia
> from my time at Bell Labs, including a lovely article titled
> 
> 	The Electrical Properties of Infants
> 
> Infants have long been known to grow into adults. Recent experiments
> show they are useful in applications such as high power circuit breakers.
> 
> Not to mention a lovely article from the “Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality”
> (July 1991) titled “Scrotum Self-Repair”.
> 
> the two items are
> 1) “Documents for UNIX Volume 1” by Dolotta, Olson and Petrucelli (jan 1981)”
> 2) The complete manual for the Blit. this comes in a blue Teletype binder and includes
> the full manual (including man pages) and circuit diagrams.
> 
> i’d prefer to have them go to some archival place, but send me a private email
> if you interested and we’ll see what we can do.
> 
> 	andrew


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* Re: [TUHS] desiderata
  2021-09-08  8:29 [TUHS] desiderata Andrew Hume
  2021-09-08 17:21 ` Adam Thornton
@ 2021-09-09  8:08 ` arnold
  2021-09-09  9:23   ` Al Kossow
  2021-09-09 15:55 ` Seth Morabito
  2 siblings, 1 reply; 9+ messages in thread
From: arnold @ 2021-09-09  8:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs, andrew

Bitsavers would probably be the best place. I have a copy of (1)
that I photocopied myself when I did some contracting in the
Bell System circa 1982. :-)

The Blit manual is certainly worth preserving.

My two cents,

Arnold

Andrew Hume <andrew@humeweb.com> wrote:

> more garage cleaning this last weekend. i came across some memorabilia
> from my time at Bell Labs, including a lovely article titled
>
> 	The Electrical Properties of Infants
>
> Infants have long been known to grow into adults. Recent experiments
> show they are useful in applications such as high power circuit breakers.
>
> Not to mention a lovely article from the “Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality”
> (July 1991) titled “Scrotum Self-Repair”.
>
> the two items are
> 1) “Documents for UNIX Volume 1” by Dolotta, Olson and Petrucelli (jan 1981)”
> 2) The complete manual for the Blit. this comes in a blue Teletype binder and includes
> the full manual (including man pages) and circuit diagrams.
>
> i’d prefer to have them go to some archival place, but send me a private email
> if you interested and we’ll see what we can do.
>
> 	andrew

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* Re: [TUHS] desiderata
  2021-09-09  8:08 ` arnold
@ 2021-09-09  9:23   ` Al Kossow
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Al Kossow @ 2021-09-09  9:23 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs

On 9/9/21 1:08 AM, arnold@skeeve.com wrote:
> Bitsavers would probably be the best place. I have a copy of (1)
> that I photocopied myself when I did some contracting in the
> Bell System circa 1982. :-)
> 
> The Blit manual is certainly worth preserving.
> 

I sent a message asking for it.
Haven't heard anything back.



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* Re: [TUHS] desiderata
  2021-09-08  8:29 [TUHS] desiderata Andrew Hume
  2021-09-08 17:21 ` Adam Thornton
  2021-09-09  8:08 ` arnold
@ 2021-09-09 15:55 ` Seth Morabito
  2 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Seth Morabito @ 2021-09-09 15:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, at 1:29 AM, Andrew Hume wrote:

> 2) The complete manual for the Blit. this comes in a blue Teletype 
> binder and includes
> the full manual (including man pages) and circuit diagrams.

I'm curious, is this the 68K Blit, or the DMD 5620?

In either case, I do hope they get preserved and scanned.

-Seth
-- 
  Seth Morabito
  Poulsbo, WA
  web@loomcom.com

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* Re: [TUHS] desiderata
  2021-09-09 17:47 Douglas McIlroy
  2021-09-09 17:50 ` Andrew Hume
@ 2021-09-09 18:34 ` Chris Torek
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Chris Torek @ 2021-09-09 18:34 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs

Mention of the Blit reminds me of the old Scion SuperScreen.
Not sure if there were any production versions sold, but I
found a price and some minimal specs on an archived page:
http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf/scion/Scion_Price_List_Sep1983.pdf

640k!  Now where have I seen that number before... :-)

The SS was indeed 68k-based; I watched one of Chuck Reiger's grad
students (Richard something, cannot recall his last name) work on
some assembly code for doing some of the windows on it.

Chris

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* Re: [TUHS] desiderata
  2021-09-09 17:47 Douglas McIlroy
@ 2021-09-09 17:50 ` Andrew Hume
  2021-09-09 18:34 ` Chris Torek
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Hume @ 2021-09-09 17:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Douglas McIlroy; +Cc: TUHS main list

thanks, doug

i’ve been collecting answers; i’m leaning towards scanning + computer museum.


> On Sep 9, 2021, at 10:47 AM, Douglas McIlroy <douglas.mcilroy@dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> 
> You can check the Computer History Museum's holdings on line. If they don't have the documents already, they would probably like them.
> 
> The Living Computer Museum  in Seattle had a working blit on display. If they don't already have the manual, I'm sure they would love to have one. Alas, their website says they've "suspended all operations for now", a result of the double whammy of Covid and the death of their principal angel, Paul Allen.


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* Re: [TUHS] desiderata
@ 2021-09-09 17:47 Douglas McIlroy
  2021-09-09 17:50 ` Andrew Hume
  2021-09-09 18:34 ` Chris Torek
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Douglas McIlroy @ 2021-09-09 17:47 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: TUHS main list

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You can check the Computer History Museum's holdings on line. If they don't
have the documents already, they would probably like them.

The Living Computer Museum  in Seattle had a working blit on display. If
they don't already have the manual, I'm sure they would love to have one.
Alas, their website says they've "suspended all operations for now", a
result of the double whammy of Covid and the death of their principal
angel, Paul Allen.

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* [TUHS] desiderata
@ 2021-09-09  7:14 Paul Ruizendaal via TUHS
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Paul Ruizendaal via TUHS @ 2021-09-09  7:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Hume; +Cc: TUHS main list

I’d be interested in a scan of the Blit schematics, and it seems that a few others might be as well:

https://minnie.tuhs.org/pipermail/tuhs/2019-December/thread.html#19652

https://github.com/aiju/fpga-blit

(for clarity: I’m not ‘aiju')

Paul

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> more garage cleaning this last weekend. 
[...]
> 2) The complete manual for the Blit. this comes in a blue Teletype binder and includes
> the full manual (including man pages) and circuit diagrams.
> 
> i’d prefer to have them go to some archival place, but send me a private email
> if you interested and we’ll see what we can do.
> 
> 	andrew

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2021-09-08 17:21 ` Adam Thornton
2021-09-09  8:08 ` arnold
2021-09-09  9:23   ` Al Kossow
2021-09-09 15:55 ` Seth Morabito
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