Ah, The Good Old Days…

TTL data book

Anybody remember these? Anyone else use wire as bookmarks? Back in the day (when low-power Schottky was actually low power) one of these were worth their weight in gold. For the longest time I was stuck sharing a very worn one (no cover, lots of missing pages, etc) with a group of other people until I saved up enough to get my own.

With the internet, looking up a datasheet is easier and faster than with this old book, and I’ve been tempted to throw it out a couple of times… but last night I was stuck on a problem and found myself leafing through it for ideas. I’m glad I kept it!

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