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28906RE: [midatlanticretro] VCF-E 9.0 exhibit options

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  • Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman-
    Jan 10, 2013
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      "mloewen16823" <mloewen@...> writes:

      > I'm soliciting opinions from the group about my choice of exhibit for
      >th= is year's VCF-E. I had initially been talking to Dave McGuire and
      >some oth= ers about bringing a VAX 4000/300 and participating in a VAX
      >cluster, but I= 'm considering other options. For instance, I've had at
      >least two people r= equest that I bring my HP mini again. While I
      >dislike the idea of rehashin= g an exhibit, the HP 2109E system is now
      >more fully configured, with a seco= nd 264x terminal and a 9-track tape
      >drive and cabinet. Maybe I can get the= 8" floppy drives working.
      > The real reason I'm leaning away from the VAX is that I'm not very
      >famil= iar with it, and I'm not sure I have enough time between now and
      >VCF to get= up to speed. At least with the HP, most of the work is
      >done. Yes, I real= ize the amount of DEC brainpower that will be
      >present to assist, but I like= to feel useful, too. :-)
      > Of course, there are always the Kaypros, TRS-80s, Morrow and
      >NorthStar s= ystems yet to be exhibited. I like to be different,
      > So, what do you think?

      Bring both! :)

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