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Manuals and documentation

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MTS manuals and documentation at BitSavers.org

In addition to the documentation available here, most of this material is also available at BitSavers.org in the directories:

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Michigan Terminal System Archive - Sep 14, 2010 6:44 AM

These comments are from George Helffrich:

Notice how few names appear in system documentation? Though I can remember hours spent interacting with Dick Salisbury on any number of MTS volumes, credit for writing done was never a consideration back then. Authorship attribution of both code and documentation has changed dramatically since the '70s.

Notice how good documentation was back then? Dave Mills also points this out here (<http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7Emills/gallery/gallery8.html>) commenting about the 67's railroad console festooned with IBM G-manuals.

Here is the comment from Dave Mills' web site:
The huge book perched on the top [of the railroad console] is
the Systems Reference Library, which held every little detail
for maintenance and repair. At that time IBM was the second
most prolific paper publisher after only the US Government.
Even so, IBM print documentation was far superior in depth
and quality compared with today's online tutorials.

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