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3774Summary -- RE: [midatlanticretro] THURSDAY -- Vintage videogame day @ InfoAge

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  • Evan Koblentz
    Jul 7, 2006
      In case anybody was wondering, the high school volunteers were quite
      impressed with our collections yesterday! I gave them a tour for about an
      hour and they asked smart questions. Most of the time they had bug-eyes at
      all the big, colorful gear, especially when I explained how little power
      those computers had to modern PCs and servers. The second hour was Curt
      Vendel's show; most of these kids never played Atari before. I dug out a
      Pong system and an Odyssey from our storage room, but unfortunately neither
      had an appropriate wall wart so we couldn't try them. Also, two or three of
      the kids said they live in NJ and they asked for our club information, so
      hopefully they will get involved. Joe and Jeff, that means you guys won't
      be the youngest newbies here anymore. It had to happen eventually. :)

      Curt: you traveled four hours round-trip for just two hours of time down
      here, but I could see that your enjoyment was genuine -- as is our
      appreciation for your effort. Thanks!

      I neglected to take pictures. Stupid of me.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Evan Koblentz [mailto:evan@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 7:47 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] THURSDAY -- Vintage videogame day @ InfoAge

      Another update on tomorrow's mini-event ... I'm giving the kids a tour of
      our collections and stuff from 1-2 tomorrow, then Curt's doing the gaming
      stuff with all 12 kids from 2-3 (he has other commitments before 2), and
      then I'm giving Curt a private tour.

      As stated before, everyone is welcome to come help.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Evan Koblentz [mailto:evan@...]
      Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 1:32 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] THURSDAY -- Vintage videogame day @ InfoAge

      All the plans for today (Monday) are off.

      Vintage videogame day will be Thursday. Curt Vendel, who many of you
      already know, will drive down from upstate NY and arrive around 10AM. There
      are 12 kids. Gail, who is their organizer, will send us six kids for the
      11-12 hour, six more for the 12-1 hour, and then all 12 for the 1-2 hour
      (that hour for a tour of our collections, etc.)

      We have two TVs their already. One belongs to InfoAge and one is ours.
      I'll bring a third, and Curt will bring one or more, so that's all set.

      Any and all MARCHians are welcome to join us. We can go to lunch afterward.

      I just want to remind everyone that this day is for the kids, not for us, in
      terms of playing the games. :)

      - Evan

      PS -- Sorry for all the past confusion about this, and thanks to all who
      volunteered before.

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