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> From: "Bob Schwier" <schwepes2002@...>
> Science fiction groups tend to have a lot of members that were early
> to computing. You have groups in NYC, Long Island and Philadelphia.
> have conventions, Lunacon, ICON and Philcon which is currently held in
> Jersey and not Philadelphia. At one point, Lunacon was held a stone's
> from Jimmy Hoffa's burial site in Giant's Field.
Of course I will mention this event to my class and send an announcement to
the CISC/CPEG people at the University of Delaware...first day is today.
I have a full class this year, there is enough buzz about the class to keep
it going. I have a new classroom too.
This year I am going to start off the semester by demoing a little BBS I
wrote for the Commodore 64, and the associated background about how people
used computers to communciate before the Internet as we know it today.
We're going to go over Ward Christensen's article from Byte magazine in
1978 - the CBBS, and so on.
And being in teacher mode I am wearing khaki pants.