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Roy J. Tellason

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« on: January 14, 2006, 03:23:00 am »

Found this site earlier today,  and spent a bunch of time downloading stuff...

There's a whole bunch of tech-type books there.    :-)
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Re: Books online
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006, 11:32:19 am »

Good to have more tech books. For more general items, I also use upenn.edu. Their search feature includes all their resources local or not (as in Gutenberg).

Archive.org also has Gutenberg plugged in and its other lists. Much there though uses DJVU, a scan format version, which is good for pictures but not for text searches. They sometimes have a PDF (also containing the scans) along with the DJVU. I'd rather have text, but if a text version is not available, the scan version works well enough.
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Re: Books online
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006, 11:58:17 pm »

Good to have more tech books. For more general items, I also use upenn.edu. Their search feature includes all their resources local or not (as in Gutenberg).

I've bookmarked them.  Got a major amount of stuff sitting here now waiting for me to do something useful with it,  and I keep getting more...

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Archive.org also has Gutenberg plugged in and its other lists. Much there though uses DJVU, a scan format version, which is good for pictures but not for text searches. They sometimes have a PDF (also containing the scans) along with the DJVU. I'd rather have text, but if a text version is not available, the scan version works well enough.

That's one site that I've been to on occasion,  most recently for music,  but also for a few other things as well.  So much material out there,  so little time...
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