[Coco] [Color Computer] Holy Mods Batman!

Sylvain Rousseau srousseau at comlab.com
Wed Apr 13 16:59:19 EDT 2005

I began the scan of a 6809 Assembly book (I don't remember the name of the 
author) 2 weeks ago and I' m ready to share it with the Coco community when I 
will have terminate the work.  It has more than 300 pages.


On April 13, 2005 04:45 pm, James Diffendaffer wrote:
> My COCO magazines are from 1982-1985 but many are missing since my
> brother borrowed them and they went up in a tornado.
> I have several Color Computer News, Rainbow, HOT COCO and might even
> have some 68 Micro Journal.  My mom bought me subscriptions to all of
> these at one time or another.  Many of mine are missing the cover or
> are a bit tattered though.
> I remember HOT COCO going under and Color Computer News... well... it
> kinda turned in to a FLEX this and FLEX that magazine and I stopped
> subscribing or it went under... not sure which.  I think I only have
> one year of 68 Micro... just not enough COCO stuff in it I could use.
> I have access to a couple scanners (one is mine but it's on loan to my
> brother... will I ever learn?).
> Make sure you scan at 300 DPI so OCR software can be used on the
> program listings.  I had to bypass the auto conversion that the HP
> software was doing and train the OCR software myself to get decent
> results.  I still have to fix a lot of stuff but it beats typing it
> all by hand.
> I'm also scanning some old 6502, Z80, etc... books.
> --- In ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com, "Glen VanDenBiggelaar"
> <glenvdb at h...> wrote:
> > You right James,
> > I am in the process of getting a new scanner (i killed my old one)
> and I
> > will be scanning the last 2 years (thats all I have now) of rainbow
> and they
> > will be up on my website in PDF.
> > I think ther is a goldmine opertunity for the rights holder (if any) of
> > those old publications to ether re-print the magazines in a book
> form or on
> > CD in PDF form. I just got my first taste of the Rainbow (never saw
> them in
> > the 80's or 90's here in Canada), and even though they are literaly
> falling
> > apart, they hold a wealth of information- and its cool to see all
> the old
> > Ads. The only bad thing is that last year of the Rainbow were
> printed in a
> > "newspaper" form which when scanned, looks rather bad.
> > I have the first, second, third and fourth Rainbow book of
> adventures that
> > will be up on my online store right away, although the first was just a
> > magazine, and it is falling apart. I guess the previous owner used
> them too
> > well, or just never took care of them.
> > -Glen
> >
> > >I've seen most of those in Rainbow magazine or other COCO magazines.
> <snip>
> > >I think it would be a good idea everyone started scanning in their
> > >COCO magazines and books so they could be made available on a website
> > >or CD.  I still have a quite a few magazines and The 3rd Rainbow Book
> > >of Adventures I could scan but not all are in the best condition.
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