When I stopped working with the 8870 in the early 90’s, I kept some of the technical documentation that I’d religiously carried around for many years. During the heavy rains In 1998, we were unfortunately flooded and since the insurance company placed a skip on the drive I took the opportunity to fill it with things that I would never need. Whilst I’ve been searching around for 8870 documentation, many people have told me that they’ve only recently junked the stuff they had.
If you’ve got some old computer technology at home (and I don’t mean some old PC graphics card from the 1990’s), but perhaps for some reason you kept that old deck of punch cards (new or used), or some manual from an old mainframe, don’t throw it. At the very least, if you must get rid then put it on Ebay; and it probably won’t even cost you anything. Please don’t deprive some geek working all hours some valuable piece of information that they will pay for. You also have the pleasure of knowing that your junk is being recycled and going to a good home.
Oh, if it’s 8870 / Nixdorf related items, please contact me first :-)