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Dorsett Educational Cassettes

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#1 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:25 PM

Hello together,

 

Last year Michael Current, Thomas Cherryhomes, and Kevin Savetz really did a men's job (from 1982 Blade Runner) when publishing the up to 177 GB expanded archive of:

 

Dorsett Educational System Lesson Cassettes:

https://atariwiki.or...esson Cassettes

 

Well, it is nearly finished, just the following ones are missing, please see below.

 

If there is anyone out there in the galaxy, who may can help the community with the missing ones, please let us know. Everylasting fame on you is for sure.

 

Thank you so much in adavnce.

 

List of tapes still left to digitize:

- General Shop Practices:

Oa1  Tool Identification Lesson, Part 1  (B)
Oa7  Discussion of a Two-Cycle Engine    (X)
Oa8  Use of Micrometers and Calipers     (X)

  (B) Indicates a bad data track
  (X) Indicates the tapes were unarchivable due to degauss.

- Health Services Career:

Hc5    Medical History    (X)
Hc6    Extended Care     (X)

(X) This lesson is not included - the cassette that we have was blank (probably accidentally erased sometime after it was duplicated.)

- Physics:

Ph16    Theory of Relativity

Ph16 does seem to be truncated, and probably should be reconstructed from the Atari cassettes.
 

(Please not Einstein with the may hidden world formula.  Who knows?)

 

Maybe someone is close to here:

"

TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:

         We, the undersigned Incorporators,

NAME                       NUMBER              STREET           CITY    STATE

Loyd G. Dorsett          601 Berry Rd.                         Norman, Oklahoma
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"

and may can ask Mr. Dorsett? If he is the founder of the above.


Edited by luckybuck, Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:29 PM.


#2 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:03 PM

Loyd is long dead. So he won't be a help. But yes — if anyone has those missing tapes, please let us know.


Edited by Savetz, Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:05 PM.


#3 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:22 PM

Very sad to hear, Loyd was so much ahead of his time, that is a great loss. :-(((



#4 Atari8bitCarts OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:31 PM

I searched my collection and found what I believe you already have. But interesting stuff though, so I thought I take some pictures. And it includes the original receipt that someone left in the box. :)

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#5 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:37 PM

WOW! Thanks a lot, that is good new stuff rare to find. May I upload it to the wiki? With credits to you?



#6 Atari8bitCarts OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:39 PM

WOW! Thanks a lot, that is good new stuff rare to find. May I upload it to the wiki? With credits to you?

 

sure. I didn't scan them, they're just pics but not too bad.



#7 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:43 AM

I thought this was pretty cool. The Dorsett system was prominently displayed in the 1980 JCPenney catalog.

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#8 www.atarimania.com OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:05 AM

Probably a long shot again but does anybody know what happened to the (re)release of the series by Datamost under the MindWare label?

 

Details here: http://archive.org/s...ge/n17/mode/2up

 

No mention of the cartridge but these are the Courseware programs, right?

 

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#9 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:13 AM

Yes Atari Frog.

 

Educational System Cartridge.jpg

 



#10 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:56 AM

I thought this was pretty cool. The Dorsett system was prominently displayed in the 1980 JCPenney catalog.

Good lord - look at those prices!



#11 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:12 PM

Good lord - look at those prices!

And they're 1980 dollars!







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