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    Old technology books

    Ok. I've prided myself on having practically my own personal library. That said, however, I've managed to acquire enough to fill a room on their own (and many I no longer use). It's made me wonder what others do with their old books? I did find out that the local library will take them and whatever they don't use they will sell (which is fine for me as I'm a big supporter of libraries and literacy programs).

    So what do you do with your old tech books?
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    All of my old tech books are in a free box that says Jack Daniels Whisky I got from the Liqour Store in the top of my closet collecting dust lol.
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    If the ink is safe. Mulch. Mulch. Mulch

    If they are fairly useful, like say Win98 or this generation of TCP/IP networking... "Goodwill" charity

    If older and no longer accurate, along bad (unsafe) ink - I burn them and ENJOY it. Otherwise they go into my weekly recycle bin.
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    I was just looking at those books on my bookshelves last night...wondering what to do with them. (I need room for some new books ...)

    I gave all my introduction to computers, and 98 stuff away years ago.....the even older stuff I think went in the recycle bin.

    I think donating to a library is a good idea......

    hmmmmmmmmm

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    Hey Hey,

    I would like to suggest that everyone who's interested in getting rid of their old books... send them to me ...

    Especially old programming books, or books on Old Operating systems.. but I'll take anything... I rather enjoy the old books... and they are getting harder and harder to find...

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    keep them for later refrence

    the information never really goes bad... it is just adapted and improved... but the basic principles remain the same.

    and besides who doesnt like reading an Appe ][e manual!... oh the laughs... they actualy thought 64k was something to rave about
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    If we had infinite space we would keep them all hex. Although I have used an old dos book from time to time. So that one stays.
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    I tend to donate them to educational establishments where there are like minded people who feel that a brief study of the history of IT can help a lot of students see the big picture" more quickly.

    If stuff is relevant to particular old equipment that I have or distribute, then I keep them together......... I guess I am a sort of clearing house

    Anyways, a lot of younger people like playing with the old stuff, if only to say that they have done it?

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    I give them away to young computer enthusiasts, something like a little support!
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    i burn them

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