8545RE: [midatlanticretro] VCF exhibits
- Jul 3, 2008This is fairly simple and only needs a period machine and not
necessarily a classic. What it will do is, using open source
programming and if possible, an 8086 though it might require
a 286, this machine will access the internet, do word processing
and some games.
Instructions will be embedded in the autoexec file since I
presume that freedos will provide the best OS for such a
I actually have the equipment I need. Getting the bloody
software to work is the main issue.
Just an idea. Not using a true classic would also ensure that
if the machine has reached the end of its mortal coil, it is
On Thu, 3 Jul 2008, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> >>> If the computer works, you don't really need placards. You can have the
> viewers bring up the necessary information on the computer.
> That's technically true, and I suppose it would be interesting to see some
> parts of the exhibit documentation done on the exhibit computer(s) per se.
> However it is VERY important for all VCF exhibits to include signage,
> documentation, etc., etc. ... they don't have to be professionaly done
> graphics or anything, although some people choose that route. Anyway, if an
> exhibit only has the artifacts and no signage, then I hope the artifacts are
> very, very good.
> Schwepes, what is your exhibit idea? (A typical booth starts with a
> six-foot table, a cheap tablecloth, and basic electrical power, supplied by
> MARCH for a nominal fee. You bring the rest.)
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