Can anyone suggest a DIL IC where I can store a couple bits of memory without having to use a complicated interface like serial, I2C, and etc. I want to be able to store at least 2 bits of memory to about 16 bits. An interface like this: http://pdf.datasheetarchive.com/datasheetsmain/Datasheets-X2/DSA848000-34.pdf (Unfortunately that IC does not exist anymore, but that was RAM anyways) ...is the kind I'm looking for, just except that the memory is permanent. I used a 4013 to try to store permanent memory and it seemed like it worked (after setting Q to be on, disconnecting the battery for a day and coming back to see it at the same state) but sometimes it screwed up and forgot.
Also I do not want an answer that suggests me to program a PIC or something as such to behave as a EEPROM/Flash storage device. I'm aware of that being an option but I'm not too keen with that.