> I love Star Wars but its following is huge. They don't need our help
> and I'd hate for them to smother us.
> This is however the 30th anniversary of the home computer. It would
> be a great time focus on machines like the TRS-80 model 1, Apple ][,
> and the Commodore Pet. Heck, Evan even managed to schedule Chuck
> Peddle (6800, 6502, & Pet designer) to attend!
> Lot's of other cool machines came out in 1977 as well. Just
> scanning "old-computers.com", I see well known names like the
> Heathkit H8, Compucolor 2, NorthStar Horizon, OHIO SCIENTIFIC's
> MODEL 500, and POLYMORPHIC's System 8813.
> That's just micros. I'm sure the mini and big iron guys could say
> I'm not advocating a ban of Star Wars. I'd just prefer to see things
> related to our hobby like a demo of the vintage workstation that
> displayed the Death Star plans for the first movie, DEC Wars, early
> Star Wars games, or even a "Darth Vader" Apple 2.
> A cosplay event might be too far. :)
This club is *far* too micro-centric.