Must be, yes!
We've got to make contact with him and inform him about MARCH.
From: William Pechter [mailto:bpechter@...
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Regarding these VCF theme ideas
I know a Ron Blechner who used to be DEC product support in Somerset who
know runs a shop called Var/x in South Jersey... I used to work with him
back in the day.
Could it be him?
--- Evan Koblentz <evan@...
> Hi all,
> I think it's safe to say that the "Star Wars" theme comments were only
> made as jokes. Or at least that's how I am taking them. It might be
> cool if individual exhibitors used the SW anniversary for the purpose
> of demoing vintage computer gear. But if any submitted an exhibit
> with SW as the main focus, I (and Sellam) will tell them it's too
> off-topic for this event. And so there won't be any stormtroopers
> roaming the VCF (LOL but if they show up and want to buy tickets, we
> certainly won't turn them away, just check all blasters at the door...
> all are welcome into our event, not like the cantina at Mos Isles!)
> In other news: Sridhar is right, we can't forget that micros are just
> one part of our hobby, our museum, our event. I'd like to see MORE
> big iron people get involved. So good news: I was contacted today by
> a guy down in the Baltimore area who might be donating some things to
> us along those lines. He also said he's got a friend here in NJ, Ron
> Blanchard (or something like that), who fixes DEC gear. Anyone know
> that guy?
> contact him regardless.
> Somebody made a comment about how '07 is the 30th anniversary of many
> different things. True! Since they celebrated Apple at VCF 9 last
> fall, it make sense for us to celebrate Commodore (especially given
> its local
> connection) at East 4.0 this summer. Separate from the C= panel, I
> hope that we find someone to step up and give a talk with some unique
> twist about all things that happened in 1977. Email me off-list if
> anyone has suggestions.
> - Evan
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