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Hi together!

 

Recently, there was on ebay WORKING WITH FRACTIONS MF from Dorsett:

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sadly, because I live in poverty, I couldn't bid enough. I contacted the seller and beged him to forward some info to the buyer. Up to now, no response.

This package seems to be ultra rare, way beyond the Rarity 10 ranking. It wasn't even on the radar:

https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Dorsett%20Educational%20System%20Lesson%20Cassettes

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Therefore, I would like to ask the community, whether someone is in the possession of this package and may give the community the chance to just digitize it?

 

I would really like to add the package to the others.

 

Thank you very much in advance, your help is very much appreciated. :-)

 

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Claus, you did see the emoticon at the end and know the meaning of it? :-)

 

Further, I mean, a full backup reagarding Atari, not only Dorsett. That includes your huge knowledge, which is desperately needed, even today.

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Yes, absolutely, because civilization would be ruined without Dorsett's Working with Fractions.

2/3rds of the world may agree with you, but the other un-educated 1/3rd have no clue WTF we are even talking about :) :D

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Sorry, my fault, I apologize.

 

Just the above program and:

 

- General Shop Practices:

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

- Health Services Career:

Hc5 Medical History
Hc6 Extended Care

- Physics:

Ph16 Theory of Relativity

Well, concerning Physics, we may can restore Ph16 from the Atari-Version of that course, Physics CX6008? Just loud thinking...

 

 

We should then be at 100 %...

 

Have attached the table in order to prohibit further misunderstandings...

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Thank you for the emoticon glossary. Was that from a Dorsett course too? ;)

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:-)

Claus, I didn't believe it by myself, maybe I am already too old, but in Finnland, they no longer teach writing!

 

Maybe, that is why they have Alexa and the fingerprint-system....

 

We will see, what the futures brings...

 

Have a good weekend. :-)

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I found a previously unknown list of Dorsett courses for the Atari. Most have been preserved! It turns out that 6 courses are not yet.

 

We still need:

Fl - fluid power systems

CL - great classics

Mf - Math/Fractions 4-8

Vm - vocational math

AdP - adult phonics (this one is TWO sets of 8 tapes)

En - Energy and environment (this was “to be released” so who knows, might not have actually been released.)

 

If you have any of these, please speak up.

 

-Kevin

 

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Also I should mention: I've digitized the question and answer booklets that accompanied 11 Dorsett Educational Systems cassette courses for the Atari computer. (Tapes were already digitized.)

 

https://archive.org/details/DorsettLessonQA

 

These are printed materials that accompanied some of those lessons. Circa 1982.

Dorsett flyers
Dorsett Cd Reading Comprehension
Dorsett ESL 1-16
Dorsett ESL 17-32
Dorsett Gv United States Government
Dorsett HS United States History
Dorsett Hw World History
Dorsett Me Mathematics for Electronics
Dorsett Mg Math-Geometry
Dorsett Mm Mathematics Measurements
Dorsett PA Accounting
Dorsett Pe Basic Electricity
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Kevin, you are a miracle! Thank you sooooooooooo much, really.

 

Once a big fish from Abbuc asked me, what to do, when we are at 100 % in digitizing?

 

You already answered that question... :-)

 

Thank you! :-)

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So, if I have the inserts for Spelling, SP, who needs them for scanning?

Also, W - Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary, levels 5-6
Mn - Mathematics, levels 1-6
Mf - Mathematics, levels 4-8
Ma - Mathematics, Basic Algebra

 

 

Also I should mention: I've digitized the question and answer booklets that accompanied 11 Dorsett Educational Systems cassette courses for the Atari computer. (Tapes were already digitized.)

 

https://archive.org/details/DorsettLessonQA

 

These are printed materials that accompanied some of those lessons. Circa 1982.

Dorsett flyers
Dorsett Cd Reading Comprehension
Dorsett ESL 1-16
Dorsett ESL 17-32
Dorsett Gv United States Government
Dorsett HS United States History
Dorsett Hw World History
Dorsett Me Mathematics for Electronics
Dorsett Mg Math-Geometry
Dorsett Mm Mathematics Measurements
Dorsett PA Accounting
Dorsett Pe Basic Electricity

 

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So, if I have the inserts for Spelling, SP, who needs them for scanning?

 

Also, W - Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary, levels 5-6

Mn - Mathematics, levels 1-6

Mf - Mathematics, levels 4-8

Ma - Mathematics, Basic Algebra

 

 

John,

 

I'm the guy for this. Please email me at [email protected] or LMK your email address.

 

-Kevin

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Hi together!

 

Recently, there was on ebay WORKING WITH FRACTIONS MF from Dorsett:

attachicon.gifFractions.jpg

sadly, because I live in poverty, I couldn't bid enough. I contacted the seller and beged him to forward some info to the buyer. Up to now, no response.

This package seems to be ultra rare, way beyond the Rarity 10 ranking. It wasn't even on the radar:

https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Dorsett%20Educational%20System%20Lesson%20Cassettes

attachicon.gif45packages.jpg

 

Therefore, I would like to ask the community, whether someone is in the possession of this package and may give the community the chance to just digitize it?

 

I would really like to add the package to the others.

 

Thank you very much in advance, your help is very much appreciated. :-)

 

I need more time reading, and less time chasing kids. Turns out I *have* the Mf you speak of, in the blue binder, but it's incomplete. Eight tapes, sixteen quizzes, but two of the Dorsett "Practice Folders" are missing. Still, I'm in touch with Kevin; sorry it's a partial, but hey, right more tapes, right?

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John, you really made Kevin's and my day! :-)

 

Yes, that is exactly the way things are running in preservation. We have have even tapes, where only a 1/3 is just o. k. Luckily, we found 3 different countries in Europe, who have exact the 1/3 part, which is o. k.. So, only in combining all findings togther, we rebuild them all. :-) Same with a ACTION! disk and much more. But, please 1st the kids, long, long nothing and then Atari. Just because, we need kids who keep Atari great again. :-)

 

If Kevin has it, everything is in the best hands.

 

Thank you so much John, you are a great help! I hope to see the day, when 100 % is restored. Users like you make these dreams come true. All the best.

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Have these been archived?

 

CX6009 A Side 1 Great Classics Caesar / Macbeth

CX6009 A Side 2 Great Classics Ivanhoe / Treasure Island

CX6009 B Side 1 Great Classics Mutiny / Two Cities

CX6009 B Side 2 Great Classics Crusoe / Mohicans

CX6009 D Side 1 Great Classics Musketeers / 20,000 Leagues

CX6009 D Side 2 Great Classics Red Badge / William Tell

 

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Yes. The Atari version of Great Classics has been preserved. The Dorsett version has not (they're almost certainly identical though.)

 

https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Great%20Classics%20CX6009

 

-Kevin

 

Have these been archived?

 

CX6009 A Side 1 Great Classics Caesar / Macbeth

CX6009 A Side 2 Great Classics Ivanhoe / Treasure Island

CX6009 B Side 1 Great Classics Mutiny / Two Cities

CX6009 B Side 2 Great Classics Crusoe / Mohicans

CX6009 D Side 1 Great Classics Musketeers / 20,000 Leagues

CX6009 D Side 2 Great Classics Red Badge / William Tell

 

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Hey gang. We still need to find and digitize Dorsett Educational Systems cassettes. Most are sets of 8 tapes.

 

Fl - fluid power systems
CL - great classics
Mf - Math/Fractions 4-8 got it https://archive.org/details/DorsettAtariFractions
Vm - vocational math
AdP - adult phonics (this one is TWO sets of 8 tapes)
En - Energy and environment (this was “to be released” so who knows, might not have actually been released.)
 
If you have any of these, please speak up.

 

-Kay

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It seems VM - Vocational Math is also called VM - Selected Mathematics. It takes different cassettes from the MF / MG / MP / MR series to make a 16-tape package.

 

Also, there are two items not listed on the page:

  • Language Arts - Reading Development - K-1 on 14 tapes (not 16) which is actually the continuation of the T series (code: TT)
  • Basic Army Skills (reference: AR)

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Do you know for sure that TT and AR were released in Atari versions? I have no reason do doubt you, but want to be sure because not all sets were released for all platforms.

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I'd have little doubt about BAS (ref:AR) as a general release..

since the Army did use Atari's to control laserdisc presentations for recruitment/entrance/training.

I'd be even more interested in possible internal smart book implementations on the Atari's that may have been in use by the military.

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What confuses me:
 
Missing list on the Wiki:
•) Desperate call for help on missing Dorsett tapes

Some tapes had severe damage and therefore couldn't be digitized. If anyone is in the possession of the following tapes, please give us a message or a post hereout.png. We really need your help and appreciate just any hint on the programs, who seem to be lost in time, like tears in rain.

The left ones to digitize are as follows:

- General Shop Practices:

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

- Health Services Career:

Hc5 Medical History
Hc6 Extended Care

- Physics:

Ph16 Theory of Relativity

Well, concerning Physics, we may can restore Ph16 from the Atari-Version of that course, Physics CX6008? Just loud thinking...
 
and then the list above:
 

 Fl - fluid power systems
CL - great classics
Mf - Math/Fractions 4-8 got it https://archive.org/details/DorsettAtariFractions
Vm - vocational math
AdP - adult phonics (this one is TWO sets of 8 tapes)
En - Energy and environment (this was “to be released” so who knows, might not have actually been released.)

 
from which we may have:
 
CL - great classics
 
But the short then would be: GC not CL…
 
All the others are in no list either of Dorsett nor Atari itself.
 
So where is the source for this?
 
 
Anway great found and work! Please go ahead! :-)))

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