Re: MARCH committee to select chips for an exhibit
- --- In email@example.com, Mike Loewen <mloewen@...> wrote:
> Why not take a tip from the Computer History Museum?
> I like their signs.
Is it me, or does it look like their signage was designed by someone who's a fan of SUN Microsystems? Between the purple color and the bold sans-serif, it looks like the design for the Sun cases around the time of the Ultra1 and Ultra2.
And I guess if you're an Apple fanboi, you'd use Garamond against white.
Maybe we should decide what kind of "look" we're going for too; while the text can be plain old whatever for legibility, title cards can be something consistent, a vintage 60's computer-y typeface like I use for "obsolyte!" or something more 8-bit/C=64 like what's on Bill's website...
> > For those interested, IEEE has an article about the 25 chips thatMany of those chips are after 1980, so they're out of scope for MARCH.
> > changed the world. The NE555 is #1 and the 6502 is #2.
> > http://spectrum.ieee.org/may09/8747
> Am I the only geek left that still finds thoseNot at all! I'd love to play with it everyday just to remind myself of the basics and where I began. I think we as a nation are all the poorer for NOT having those readily available in schools and stores.
> "150 in one electronics lab" kits fascinating?
My email digest feed stopped, thus my being offline for a while. As the one who made the CPU-chip display for MARCH, I'd like to keep a hand in this. I kinda started with my web page
Yes, I need to catch up and make a web page of my "Z80 Ain't Dead" display from VCF East 2008, etc.
-- Jeff Jonas