28910Re: [midatlanticretro] VCF-E 9.0 exhibit options
- Jan 10, 2013On 01/10/2013 02:26 PM, mloewen16823 wrote:
> I'm soliciting opinions from the group about my choice of exhibit forI'd welcome the 2109E, and wouldn't consider it a rehash due to its
> this year's VCF-E. I had initially been talking to Dave McGuire and
> some others 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 request that I bring my HP mini again. While I
> dislike the idea of rehashing an exhibit, the HP 2109E system is now
> more fully configured, with a second 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
> familiar 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 realize 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 systems yet to be exhibited. I like to be different,
> So, what do you think?
recent expansion. Multiple terminals and the 9-track drive make it a
VERY different system, exhibit-wise, and I think showing the evolution
of the system as you build it up is also good.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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