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4930Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: VCFeast Theme ?

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  • Sridhar Ayengar
    Feb 10, 2007
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      buseyl wrote:
      > I love Star Wars but its following is huge. They don't need our help
      > and I'd hate for them to smother us.
      > This is however the 30th anniversary of the home computer. It would
      > be a great time focus on machines like the TRS-80 model 1, Apple ][,
      > and the Commodore Pet. Heck, Evan even managed to schedule Chuck
      > Peddle (6800, 6502, & Pet designer) to attend!
      > Lot's of other cool machines came out in 1977 as well. Just
      > scanning "old-computers.com", I see well known names like the
      > Heathkit H8, Compucolor 2, NorthStar Horizon, OHIO SCIENTIFIC's
      > MODEL 500, and POLYMORPHIC's System 8813.
      > That's just micros. I'm sure the mini and big iron guys could say
      > more.
      > I'm not advocating a ban of Star Wars. I'd just prefer to see things
      > related to our hobby like a demo of the vintage workstation that
      > displayed the Death Star plans for the first movie, DEC Wars, early
      > Star Wars games, or even a "Darth Vader" Apple 2.
      > A cosplay event might be too far. :)

      This club is *far* too micro-centric.

      Peace... Sridhar
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