29505re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Roll Call for TCF E (!! NOT VCF !!)
- Mar 2 10:10 AMTCF IS
March 16th, 2013 - 9:00am until 5:00pm
Sorry, The subject of the email thread says "VCF" in error.
We are talking about the Trenton Computer Festival.
That said - Herb can you do any mid 70's or earlier plotting? I know you
have expertise in this area. Analog computing? Should I bring my EC-1?
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> From: "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...>Horizon.
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> Subject: re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Roll Call for VCF E
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> > Um, there's actually a lot I could bring from around 1975. It's hard to
> decide among single-boards like KIM, or systems like the Northstar
> I've committed to bring the Xitan TDL system, it's a "local" product, butthat
> it won't be running. Its Z80 board was pretty early.
> I had written earlier that it'd be better for this particular exhibit
> we try to bring one complete and functional "system" rather than adoes
> hoge-podge of stuff. Don't feel obligated to bring the XITAN, if it
> not work.group",
> > I've got a couple of thoughts about a running system. The Northstar
> Horizon is pretty "clean" but age-appropriate - you guys won't call it
> "homebrew". But it runs, CP/M at that. So does (or did) my Heath H-8. I
> suppose I could add an ADM-3A to keep it all period. But it's not like I
> can run Spacewar, or even Adventure, just not my thing to run games. I
> could at least show a papertape system with it (the H-10 reader/punch),
> again not running. I did not expect this event.
> > One of the more unusual computers in retrospect, is "the digital
> now kind of scarce. the model I happen to have certainly LOOKS "homebrew"by
> as it's hot-wired up in various ways. Again, not running. It's in-theme
> date and appearance. But as I've posted I have mixed feelings aboutshowing
> stuff that looks wired up (in other words, NORMAL for 1977) just to bechange
> ridiculed as hopelessly primitive.
> If you want to keep it simple, an SBC that turns on a light when you
> the value of a memory location would be just fine and would demonstratethe
> homebrew principles we discussed. But a Horizon that works is fine too.I
> assume Evan will be bringing the Apple I, which is effectively an AppleII
> without a case, not really homebrew in the traditional sense except that
> you could buy the kit version. But it's a crowd pleaser.
> Please don't stress this. We have a small classroom, not much space.
> Choose a nice compact, labeled system. I will be bringing (probably) my
> Altair 680 with hacked SWTPc RAM cards. Not sure what kind of terminal.
> We'll do another roll call of items being exhibited in about a week.
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