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MZ-80A Owner's Manual

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 pm
by mz-80a
Hi all,

In case you missed it elsewhere, I have scanned in a full copy of the MZ-80A Owner's Manual and made sure I used OCR as well. You can find it here:

https://mz-80a.com/books/

This replaces the previous PDF which had a number of pages missing.

Re: MZ-80A Owner's Manual

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:38 am
by Jo Even
Would you mind if I uploaded these books to sharpmz.org?

Re: MZ-80A Owner's Manual

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:24 pm
by hlide
Why ? he's not the author of the book. The only thing he can ask is for mentioning who's scans the document when published elsewhere. Understand me, this isn't an attack here but I saw too many people fighting ridiculously about books "publishing rights" because of scan authoring.

Re: MZ-80A Owner's Manual

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:55 pm
by Jo Even
Yes, I know he does not hold the copyright but I think it's fair to ask instead of just "leeching" on his work.

Re: MZ-80A Owner's Manual

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:26 pm
by mz-80a
Jo Even wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Yes, I know he does not hold the copyright but I think it's fair to ask instead of just "leeching" on his work.
Appreciated :) Yes, no problem!

By the way, it does seem like it'd be nice just to have a centralised place for everything. But that would mean shutting down my MZ-80A site. And I kind of like it :D Maybe I could keep it as a specific MZ-80A project / coding site or something.

Re: MZ-80A Owner's Manual

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:47 pm
by hlide
mz-80a wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:26 pm
But that would mean shutting down my MZ-80A site.
It is preferable to have several sites lest one should be shutdown. Audience for SHARP MZ is not that big, which means losses are more probable than for other machines. I noticed several japanese sites I browsed few years ago are now dead.

Re: MZ-80A Owner's Manual

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:38 pm
by mz-80a
hlide wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:47 pm
It is preferable to have several sites lest one should be shutdown. Audience for SHARP MZ is not that big, which means losses are more probable than for other machines. I noticed several japanese sites I browsed few years ago are now dead.
OK, yes, good point. I shall carry on in that case. Will be redesigning the 'books' page soon anyway as it's too clunky. And at some later stage the whole site will need a complete overhaul as it's rather messy and not particularly intuitive.