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RDL2004
09-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Yes, it's old, but very useful still.

https://estore.ti.com/TTL-LOGIC-DATABOOK-TTL-LOGIC-DATA-BOOK-P2187.aspx

I don't know if this is a limited time deal or not, but if you want one I wouldn't wait too long.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-17-2011, 02:02 AM
I wonder how they want you to pay for it. Do the credit card companies even honor a 10-cent purchase?

-Phil

RDL2004
09-17-2011, 02:18 AM
I don't know, but I ordered one and paid with American Express. I got a confirmation e-mail a short time after. If it doesn't go through, I'll mail them a dime.

GWJax
09-17-2011, 03:12 AM
Thanks I needed this since mine was burnt up in my house fire..

Jax

Sapieha
09-17-2011, 04:18 AM
Hi.


Why pay if You can download this one

LOGIC Pocket Data Book (Rev. B (http://www.ti.com/lit/ug/scyd013b/scyd013b.pdf)

Copyright 2006, Texas Instruments Incorporated





Yes, it's old, but very useful still.

https://estore.ti.com/TTL-LOGIC-DATABOOK-TTL-LOGIC-DATA-BOOK-P2187.aspx

I don't know if this is a limited time deal or not, but if you want one I wouldn't wait too long.

Loopy Byteloose
09-17-2011, 10:46 AM
You can also buy old RCA Tube manuals on line that include a lot of wonderful schematics. But I wouldn't spend too much on old documents in the fast moving world of electronics.

Gadgetman
09-17-2011, 12:21 PM
Some of us like to tinker with old computers...

But my prefrred book is the Hofacker Microcomputer Hardware Handbook, 1982 edition.
http://www.amazon.com/Microcomputer-Hardware-Handbook-Elcomp/dp/3921682290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316261928&sr=8-1

Not just the 74xx and 40xx series chips, but a lot of CPUs and support chips, too.
Genrally, what was in common use in computers then)
I just wish they had made an updated version a few years later, or even an addendum.

Loopy Byteloose
09-17-2011, 01:35 PM
I prefer to use Abe Books for global searches of out of print books. It seems to have more than Amazon does, and often at less money.

There was a time when everything manufactured had a published schematic and maybe a repair guide. But I've learned finally to accept that those days are long gone.

Gadgetman
09-17-2011, 07:16 PM
Yes, ABEBooks is good...

Which is why I stay away from it as much as I can. The last time I ventured there to buy one book, I ended up with books for about $150...

I have a couple of old tube radios at my parents house. Both of them have complete shematics hidden under a piece of masonite in the bottom.

erco
09-17-2011, 11:19 PM
Thanks I needed this since mine was burnt up in my house fire..

Jax

Jax: Are you serious? I had no idea, but I have wondered where you've been, that's quite a thing you've been through. Very sorry to hear that.

RDL2004
09-20-2011, 03:20 PM
Ordered on Friday, shipped on Monday, delivered before 10:30 am on Tuesday.

Publison
09-20-2011, 03:29 PM
Ordered on Friday, shipped on Monday, delivered before 10:30 am on Tuesday.

Dang, That was fast!! Looks twice as thick as my original 1973 first printing. Back then, they were Hard Cover. Got mine in 1977.

jazzed
09-20-2011, 05:15 PM
Ordered on Friday, shipped on Monday, delivered before 10:30 am on Tuesday.
Cool. I have an "experienced" copy of that.

Publison
09-20-2011, 05:19 PM
Still available. Just ordered, and order went through.

TonyD
09-21-2011, 09:49 AM
I prefer to use Abe Books for global searches of out of print books. It seems to have more than Amazon does, and often at less money..

Yeap, I agree with about Abe Books, great for restocking your bookshelf.

Which reminds me, never lend old databooks and tech books out, you'll never see them again :)

Publison
09-21-2011, 03:39 PM
What is TI doing?!?!

I ordered the book yesterday at 11:17 AM and it showed up at 10:45 AM today. OVERNIGHT?!?!...for 10 Pennies?!?!

RDL2004
09-21-2011, 04:42 PM
They were late, you should have got it before 10:30 am :)

They're probably never going to print anymore of these, since most people think e-books and .pdfs are going to replace books (like TV replaced radio). I'd guess they have a lot of these laying around taking up space, and no one was buying them at $20, so somebody said "get rid of these somehow". TI probably has a corporate rate with Fed-Ex and selling them may have been as nearly as cheap as sending them to be recycled or put in a landfill.

Publison
09-21-2011, 04:57 PM
You're right. Big print is a thing of the past. The only thing I will get in big print anymore, would be a Bible.

Digikey has canceled their catalogs, and I expect Mouser to follow suite, but I did get a full catalog from Mouser last month. I expect it might be the last. Funny think is, I asked Mouser to stop sending the print catalog and sent the CD instead. That was four years ago and never received a CD. :) Things change and get added so fast, it's better going to the web site anyway.

Jim

erco
09-29-2011, 06:55 AM
WOW, I just got back from vaca and received this monster of a book. How can they sell & ship this FEDEX EXPRESS for 10 cents??? Any competitor of TI's could order thousands of these books (just for kindling) and drive TI to the poor house...

Tor
09-29-2011, 09:01 AM
I just now received an SMS message on my phone: Package from FedEx being loaded on the truck for delivery.

All for 10 cents, FedEx'ed to Norway.. it'll be a while before I find a better deal than this.

-Tor