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General Category => General Discussion - Introductions => Topic started by: austfox on 12:20, 29 March 20

Title: New user from Sydney.
Post by: austfox on 12:20, 29 March 20
Hi!

I purchased a bundle of Amstrad gear recently, never having owned or used a CPC464 before. Since reading up on this machine I find it quite fascinating. I now have a monitor, disk drive, and plenty of disks. I have yet to get the actual 464, but I think I might have found a well-priced one.

In the bundle was also a selection of Melbourne House books. I remember Melbourne House from my C16 days. They seem to contain quite a bit of useful information. I am toying with the idea of sacrificing these books to make good quality scans. Does anyone know if these titles have already been scanned before I cut them up?
Title: Re: New user from Sydney.
Post by: Gryzor on 12:25, 29 March 20
I think some of them may exist online, got to check. If so, would you be willing to sell them?

Oh, and by the welcome to the scene! 🙂 Wish you tons of fun!
Title: Re: New user from Sydney.
Post by: Johnny Olsen on 12:36, 29 March 20
Looks like some of them haven't been scanned.
https://acpc.me/?language=eng#ACME/LIVRES/[ENG]ENGLISH/MELBOURNE_HOUSE

Title: Re: New user from Sydney.
Post by: mr_lou on 07:55, 30 March 20
Welcome!  :)

For most of us here, the CPC has a lot of value for nostalgic reasons. Since we grew up with it, we can be extremely biased.  ;)

But in newer times we've also seen more and more people joining here, who's never had any experience with the CPC before. So I'd say the forum contains a good mix of these two groups now.
Title: Re: New user from Sydney.
Post by: austfox on 09:52, 30 March 20
I think some of them may exist online, got to check. If so, would you be willing to sell them?



Ideally I would like to keep them. However, the thought of cutting them up / scanning them for both future preservation and for all CPC users to have access to them seems a little more appealing.

I did sell off another 6 CPC books on eBay over the past month, but to me the Melbourne House books seem a cut above the rest.



Title: Re: New user from Sydney.
Post by: Gryzor on 10:34, 30 March 20
Absolutely understood, thanks for the sacrifice ;)
Title: Re: New user from Sydney.
Post by: robcfg on 22:32, 30 March 20
Hi Austfox, welcome to the CPCWiki!


Thank you very much for offering the books, but there's no need to destroy them.


I use a CZur Aura scanner which lets me scan them without having to break them. Check Curiousmarc's review: [size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ME6OSeB8ow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ME6OSeB8ow)[/size]


Best regards,
Rob