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Check this link out for a huge collection of vintage e-books related to Radio Theory, Electrical Engineering, Vacuum Tube Theory, Audio Amplifiers, Test Equipment, and much more
For those who want to learn about Free Culture but don’t have the time to read Larry Lessig’s book, Free Culture , can listen to the audio book which has been released by the author under Creative Commons.
You can listen via a stream or download the mp3 files (100 MB) from this site
Read a related article with video – https://frrl.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/who-owns-culture/
What is Free Culture?
It was culture, which you didn’t need the permission of someone else to take and build upon. That was the character of creativity at the birth of the last century. It was built upon a constitutional requirement that protection be for limited times, and it was originally limited.
All creative works—books, movies, records, software, and so on—are a compromise between what can be imagined and what is possible—technologically and legally. For more than two hundred years, laws in America have sought a balance between rewarding creativity and allowing the borrowing from which new creativity springs. The original term of copyright set by the First Congress in 1790 was 14 years, renewable once. Now it is closer to two hundred. Thomas Jefferson considered protecting the public against overly long monopolies on creative works an essential government role. What did he know that we’ve forgotten?
Lawrence Lessig shows us that while new technologies always lead to new laws, never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies, specifically the Internet, to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can’t do with culture. As more and more culture becomes digitized, more and more becomes controllable, even as laws are being toughened at the behest of the big media groups. What’s at stake is our freedom—freedom to create, freedom to build, and ultimately, freedom to imagine.
Check out the U.S. Marine Corps Field Antenna Handbook- 192 pages
A classic from the military – FM(Field Manual) 21-11 – First Aid for Soldiers – 304 pages
This manual meets the emergency medical training needs of individual soldiers. Because medical personnel will not always be readily available, the nonmedical soldiers will have to rely heavily on their own skills and knowledge of life-sustaining methods to survive on the integrated battlefield.
This manual also addresses first aid measures for other life threatening situations. It outlines both self-treatment (self-aid) and aid to other soldiers (buddy aid). More importantly, this manual emphasizes prompt and effective action in sustaining life and preventing or minimizing further suffering. First aid is the emergency care given to the sick, injured, or wounded before being treated by medical personnel. The Army Dictionary defines first aid as “urgent and immediate lifesaving and other measures which can be performed for casualties by nonmedical personnel when medical personnel are not immediately available.”
This manual is directed to all soldiers. The procedures discussed apply to all types of casualties and the measures described are for use by both male and female soldiers.
We have a real classic fom the History of Radio. In the 1930’s to mid 1940’s Rider published a book called “Servicing Superheterodynes”. You can find a real hardcopy on ebay. We have a PDF version.
At the time the first edition of “Servicing Superheterodynes” was published the superheterdynereceiver was first becoming generally known to the public. As the years passed, so did the tuned radio frequency set pass out of popular favor to be replaced by the well liked and today, well behaved, superhet. Today, everything is the superheterodyne… The few t-r-f receivers, which are still being produced, are completely overwhelmed by the number of receivers based on the heterodyneprinciples. And – if you please, these receivers are becoming more and more complicated daily.
– John Rider from the 1934 edition
And please, don’t forget this modern book by Richard McWhorter.
The PDF of the book is password protected.
The password is “allamericanfiveradio”