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24224Re: [midatlanticretro] Is anyone going to TCF?

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  • Neil Cherry
    Jan 31, 2012
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      On 01/31/2012 03:27 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
      > On 01/31/2012 01:42 PM, Neil Cherry wrote:
      >> What we need to do with TCf is to turn it into a Maker/Hackerspace
      >> conference, get together, hands on demo. I think that might help.
      >> The 'Junk Yard' (my fond name for it) is long gone, now it's just an
      >> extension of a garage sale. I'm going to attend the classes as I see
      >> a few that I'm interested in.
      > I dunno. I attended the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire a few months
      > ago. It was the first and only such event that I've attended. My
      > problem with it was that 90% of the stuff there seemed to be targeted at
      > children. I don't mean "young people" or "twenty-somethings", I mean
      > KIDS...just plain TOYS. It would've been great when I was, say, eight
      > years old, but now, not so much. My lady and I had a good time, and
      > there was a lot of creativity there, but it did leave a lot to be
      > desired, and we had little interest in spending more than a couple of
      > hours there.
      > I really hope other events of that sort are different, especially if
      > TCF moves in that direction.

      I'm hoping it doesn't go that way. While my electronics is my toys
      I'm hoping to work with creative folks and not toy makers.

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