How about we finish the "best of micros" exhibit? These machines need a
LOT of signage to explain why they are "the best" - not to mention the
basic facts about each machine.
Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Another exhibit -- a very important one -- that I forgot to list is the
> "Computer Artifact of the Month". We can take a random system (or even
> a random book, part, software, etc.) from the club collection and make a
> miniature exhibit, changing it every month or two. For example we could
> make a mini-exhibit with a book like "Giants Brains" or the "TV
> Typewriter Cookbook"; a piece of core; a noteworthy killer app; etc.
> .... or if one of our members has something interesting to exhibit that
> doesn't fit into a larger exhibit, we could use that space for that,
> i.e. something about OS/2 from Mark D. or a million other examples.
> I / we also need to spend more time in the local companies exhibit. We
> still have to pick up that 083 sorter and we need to put in something
> related to the ENIAC-UNIVAC history. Also need to do something for Mr.
> Also, at the InfoAge meeting tonight, someone (whose ID will be
> anonymous until he says otherwise on this list!) told me there might be
> an authentic Blue Box available for us. That would go into our "random"
> exhibit or perhaps into the computer culture exhibit.
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> Sometime early next year we can start planning/building our next
> museum exhibits. Remember we've got two more rooms to use!
> What exhibits should we build ???????
> Some ideas:
> - Computer entertainment (games, music, art, etc.)
> - Networking (BBS, pre-Web, etc.)
> - Portables (my pet (not "PET") exhibit)
> - Business software (mainframe apps, VisiCalc)
> - Computer culture (endless possibilities!)
> - Storage (kind of obvious what this is)
> - I/O (kind of a dull topic if you ask me)
> - minicomputers (topic speaks for itself)
> - Root technologies (abacus, slide rule, punched card, transistor, etc.)
> - "Exploded PC" (not historic yet, but perhaps interesting ... "walk
> inside a computer")
> I can see strong arguments in favor of all of these topics. But we
> can probably only fit two or three at a time (we can always chance
> them up ....)
> Your thoughts, fellow MARCHins? Let the debate begin.
> - Evan