7289RE: [midatlanticretro] March 29/30 at InfoAge - Restoration Committee kickoff
- Feb 25, 2008Hola, MARCHins.
Sorry if my replies (in general) have been slow these past few weeks. I
started a new job last month which is keeping me MUCH busier than my
previous job. On the other hand, it's more fun, too. (Tomorrow through
Thursday I will be on a business trip and probably won't respond at all.)
With that out of the way, I'll say this: thumbs-up to BD for taking the lead
on this next work weekend! I really appreciate MARCH folks doing things on
their own without my prodding. :) Too many times in the past year or two or
three, I tried doing everything myself, and that wasn't a good decision.
Everything BD said in his message is spot-on.
Just a few comments of my own:
- If/when we decide to let individual members take systems home with them
for restoration, then we'll need the work completed in August, not
September, so we still have time to get the exhibits together for Sept.
13-14. We don't want to be rushing to get everything together when we have
the big show happening. The main reason for the September timeframe is to
give us EXTRA time for the museum, so waiting until the last week wouldn't
- We'll try as a group to decide which systems should be restored by which
members. I think it'd be terrific if some of our older/more experienced
members could mentor some of our younger/less experienced members in that
regard. So working in small teams is a plus!
- My personal plan is to get there early and be there the whole damn time
re: March 29-30. We certainly should all plan to have some fun the evening
of the 29th.
- I'll try to make time for tours of InfoAge, especially for anyone who
still hasn't been there and/or for anyone who just hasn't been there lately
... lots of exciting things happening on campus. Then again, we don't want
to dilly-dally like we have in past work days (myself included).
From: B. Degnan [mailto:billdeg@...]
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:28 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] March 29/30 at InfoAge - Restoration Committee
March 29/30 at InfoAge - Restoration Committee kickoff
We have a lot of unknown status items at InfoAge. Being that we as a group
are attempting to bring life to antique computers in a effort to preserve
history, restoring as many of these systems as possible is a worthy effort.
In addition to whatever else we do that weekend, we're going to have our
first "restoration committee" meeting. The goal is to pick and assign
systems that are serviceable candidates for restoration projects that can
be finished by VCF/InfoAge weekend, Sept 13/14. There is a *possibly* of
take-home assignments. This will give restorers April through Sept to
research, scrounge, and repair at home.
This is an opportunity for those want to exhibit at the VCF but don't have
their own systems.
I will be there both days, but exactly when I don't know yet. My role is
to keep track of who's doing what. If interested and you can be there on
the 29th or 30th, let me know. I have to work out some details with the
MARCH board, but I think you have the idea...let me know if you have
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