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5997RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: DEC exhibit? (was: Failed work day :( )

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  • Evan Koblentz
    Aug 28, 2007
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      So, I was just sending an email to Herb, and started thinking more about
      this idea from the second paragraph of my previous email (below), re:
      making a third "first" exhibit which would be "best of the rest' of our
      collections. In addition to just showing off some of our more fun
      systems, this is a good way to keep everyone interested while the club
      focuses on other current exhibits. For example, say the current
      under-construction exhibit in six months from now happens to be about
      data storage, but you don't care much about data storage ... you could
      do what Herb's doing and work on a pet project for the "best of"
      exhibit. We can also use this exhibit space as a way to highlight
      members' personal collections, and we can rotate that space frequently.
      Again, for example, say there's a month when Andy is spontaneously
      inclined to show off his Sony SMC-70, or perhaps Mark will want to do a
      mini-OS2 exhibit around Warpstock time -- no problem, they'd just use
      part of our exhibit space designated for this purpose. The more I
      explain the idea, the more I like it ... keep everyone involved, use
      more of our physical exhibit space, vary the exhibits beyond what MARCH
      owns ... sounds good right???

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Evan Koblentz [mailto:evan@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 12:02 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: DEC exhibit? (was: Failed work day
      :( )

      Of course we're interested! I just think it makes more sense to save
      best DEC items for the exhibit on minicomputers, and/or other
      to-be-determined exhibits, instead of using it for this first exhibit on
      local products.

      That being said, I suppose we can make a THIRD "first" exhibit, which
      would just be a "best of the rest of our collection" while we continue
      planning and restoring things. And the PDP-11 certainly would fit into
      that category too.

      > Bob Dole said "Bob Dole is interested."
      > We SHOULD be interested in DEC stuff. While Maynard might not be
      > considered Mid-Atlantic, DEC was
      > certainly a major player in the early days. Reading through the first
      > issues of Dr Dobb's, lots of people
      > discussed ways to run PDP-8 and PDP-11 software on their micros. DEC
      > a big impact on a lot of us
      > folks back in the 70s.
      > Bob
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Herb Johnson
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 11:14 AM
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: DEC exhibit? (was: Failed work day
      :( )
      > > ----- Original Message ----
      > > From: Evan <evan@...>
      > > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 1:58:00 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Failed work day :(
      > >
      > > [Herb wrote:]
      > > >>> this is something Herb Johnson will think about.
      > >
      > > But only in the third person. :)
      > >
      > Jim Scheef <jscheef@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > <chuckle>......................</chuckle>
      > >
      > My use of the third person got some attention, didn't it? Thank you.
      > Now, is anyone interested in MARCH's DEC equipment? Or not? Let me
      > know. I have an idea about a display.
      > Herb
      > Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey USA
      > http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/ web site
      > http://www.retrotechnology.net/herbs_stuff/ domain mirror
      > my email address: hjohnson AAT retrotechnology DOTT com
      > if no reply, try in a few days: herbjohnson ATT comcast DOTT net
      > "Herb's Stuff": old Mac, SGI, 8-inch floppy drives
      > S-100 IMSAI Altair computers, docs, by "Dr. S-100"

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