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Classic instruction manuals
Let nostalgia flourish as you browse the Matthew Honan's Photo Essay of Classic Instruction Manuals at Wired. A variety of technical fields are represented and you might be surprised at how many conventions are still embraced today.
Similarly, you can download a 30th Anniversary homage and reproduction of the Apple II technical reference manual, aka The Redbook, courtesy of Apple II History. PDF link.