[Coco] Rainbow in PDF! And Hot COCO! And Color Computer
flexser at fiu.edu
Tue Jun 7 15:13:26 EDT 2005
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I wonder if the email address means he is now mayor of Prospect, KY? I can
certainly picture him getting involved in politics.
On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, Michael Wayne Harwood wrote:
> I emailed Lonnie Falk in regards to the project I proposed to him way back
> when. I don't know what success you guys have seen in contacting him but
> I figure it's worth a shot. I used the email address from the Prospect
> web page (mayor at prospectky.com) and received an anti-span reply that let
> me verify that I was a real sender, so I assume the message got to his
> inbox. If there is a better address could someone please let me know???
> If we are considering doing a "share" project perhaps we should start
> accruing a list of who has what magazines so that we can determine what we
> are missing as a community.
> I am going to start scanning in my own collection and will provide a list
> of what magazines I have over the next few weeks. I figure that if the
> best I am able do is to preserve what I currently have I am ahead of the
> game. I do not want to do anything illegal or unethical, and I assume
> that we are all of one mind about this. I am not sure what this means
> Michael Harwood
> (Any spelling errors are intenshunal)
> > On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 20:34 -0600, Michael Wayne Harwood wrote:
> >> I'm new to the list so I may have missed some of this conversation. I
> >> purchased a flatbed scanner with a document feeder last year just for
> >> this
> >> purpose, but after contacting Lonnie I was fairly discouraged and
> >> haven't
> >> started the project. He said he would be willing to work out some sort
> >> of
> >> payment plan so that scanned versions could be sold, but the cost was
> >> still very high and I didn't think the COCO community would go for a
> >> huge
> >> cost item. His site is selling some of the older editions for as much
> >> as
> >> $9!
> > I actually find that *very* encouraging. I'm sure he'd allow a discount
> > for a "complete" set purchase rather than one-off copies.
> > The good thing is that he's not just hoarding the intellectual
> > property... he's willing to entertain the idea.
> > Does anyone have any evidence of average price for rainbow magazine
> > issues on Ebay? We should probably go to him with that kind of
> > information in hand, as well as the average lot sizes so you could
> > figure in what someone would really pay given shipping, etc. to get a
> > complete collection and then work down from there.
> > Plus he ought to see reason and allow some profit to the those doing the
> > work of getting it into digital form. That amount could be distributed
> > to the folks scanning the documents, or placed in a fund for programming
> > or hardware-design bounties, or something like that.
> > The DVD would have to be less... PDF copies are not nearly as valuable
> > as printed copies to a collector.
> > Just business. Once it's in distribution, he might allow playing with
> > the price to find the sweet spot for sales.
> >> I do not have a complete collection, and many of the issues are in
> >> somewhat sad shape. I managed to get my hands on a few Hot COCO's and
> >> Color Computer Magazine's as well. I would love to recreate my entire
> >> COCO magazine collection and archive it before time and environement
> >> destroys the printed versions completely.
> >> What would you guys consider "high quality"?? After doing some initial
> >> scans I found that the quality I was willing to live with ended up being
> >> so large in size that I was going to be lucky if I got one of the
> >> smaller
> >> magazines on a single CD. DVD is workable, but still somewhat cost
> >> prohibitive for a large collection. There is also the issues related to
> >> DVD and CD degredation over time - even if stored properly and used
> >> seldom
> >> they won't last forever. Any thoughts?
> > I dunno. DVD seems workable.
> > As to bit-rot: we could use a utility to add an error correcting code to
> > each file. And reserve space for, say, a 50meg "Damn Small Linux" mini
> > linux distribution so that the DVD can boot itself and make as many
> > backup copies as you need... just have to remember to make a new image
> > every few years. I think that would solve the bit-rot problem once and
> > for all, and would probably interest other vintage documentation
> > collectors.
> > You can get about 13gig onto a Mini-DV tape w/ error correcting code
> > which can withstand a pin-sized hole in the tape.
> > But not everyone has mini-dv.
> >> I would certainly be willing to participate and contribute to the effort
> >> -
> >> I feel like I should start with my own copies before making overtures
> >> about my level of committment, but I am motivated to save my poor
> >> magazines!!
> > I'd be willing to sacrifice some of mine. That's what makes it good to
> > have a collective effort... everybody only has to donate a few of their
> > copies.
> > -- John.
> "The best place to be is here,
> the best time to be is now."
> -- Bill and Ted
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