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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: New museum exhibits

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  • Sridhar Ayengar
    ... Frankly, many of the technical milestones which are of much value in computers these days did not originate with microcomputers. I ve said it before and
    Message 1 of 17 , May 28, 2009
      Evan Koblentz wrote:
      > >>> not to put down Evan's idea (it's a fine idea and probably much
      > more "do-able" given our resources), but I thought I'd throw this out
      > there and let people chew on it. .... I believe that the "popular"
      > microcomputers have been done to death, I'd rather see an exhibit of
      > "top microcomputers that introduced some significant SHIFT to the market
      > that everyone else copied, but these machines just never caught on by
      > themselves".
      >
      > Your point is a good one. I definitely agree that our exhibits should
      > focus on historical AND technical milestones. We also have to balance
      > the cool and/or techie things we'd like to do, vs. InfoAge's mission to
      > serve the public and children.

      Frankly, many of the technical milestones which are of much value in
      computers these days did not originate with microcomputers.

      I've said it before and I'll say it again. We're too microcomputer-centric.

      Peace... Sridhar
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