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31239Re: [midatlanticretro] Idea for our Maker Faire exhibit

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  • Cory Smelosky
    Jun 11, 2013
      On Tue, 11 Jun 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:

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      > On 06/11/2013 12:22 PM, Kyle Owen wrote:
      >> One thing's for sure: dumb down the exhibits for the masses. Be
      >> entertaining. Get folks hooked on how cool technology used to be! Run
      >> music programs on your PDP-8/Es, not FORTRAN! :)
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      > Yuck. That just reinforces today's view of computers as being just toys.
      >

      Well, I'd disagree with running music programs as making it a toy...I'd
      work it in to being a real musical instrument. That could be related to
      my interest in music though. ;)

      > I'm all for dumbing down, but let's treat the equipment (and its
      > history) with some respect. These machines are not toys.
      >
      > -Dave
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