It's <front cover (2-sided)> + <i,ii (TOC)> + <74 pgs> and glue-bound and 5-hole punched.
If I sent it to you, could you scan it?
Norman F. Raphael
"Everything worthwhile eventually
degenerates into real work." -Murphy
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Post by Norman F Raphael
Digital Sales Update Volume 16, Number 7, September 24, 1984
Introducing: Baseway Software
Anyone want it?
Gosh. Is the document easily scannable?
For those who may not be familiar...
BASEway was DEC's mid-1980s attempt to pioneer the shop floor
integration part of what Germany (and others?) now seem to
be calling "Industrie 4.0" (which is presumably twice as good
as Web 2.0, and a bit better than Windows 3.1). After BASEway
came BASEstar, same concept, tidier implementation. And more
too as time went by.
Elsewhere, there was a claim from system specifiers that
"open standards" mattered, which in due course led to vendor
independent communications and integration standards like
MAP and TOP. Which, like much 'open systems' stuff, largely
disappeared in due course because what beancounters
actually purchased was "cheap to buy", rather than low cost
to own (as measured over the total lifetime of the system).
Much of this stuff, and more, is now being re-invented and
re-marketed under the "Industrie 4.0" label, which to
an extent seems to be piggybacking on the current
'marketability' of the IoT concept (that's Interweb of Tat,
apparently), and artificial intelligence, and other such
Now, if only there was a set of software platforms and
tools that were truly appropriate for building the stable
and trustworthy deployment end of these systems (the
development end of setups like this doesn't necessarily
need to be the same as the deployment end).