Re: VCF exhibits / vendors
- "Evan Koblentz" wrote:
>As a vendor this year, I think Evan's fears are unfounded or confused, and I can prove it with facts.
> >>> I really enjoyed seeing more vendor activity at VCF this year and hope the trend continues.
> This year was the first time we had a vendors area. We'll do it again next year, hopefully with more vendors, but that's the extent of it -- we want to limit this section to actual "vendors" i.e. companies/organizations. The substance of VCF is the exhibits, and we can't risk cannibalizing or diluting that by having a flea market. That's why the consignment area works -- everyone can sell stuff, MARCH does the work, and exhibitors stick to exhibiting.
The facts are simple. There were three vendors - myself, with several working systems; a publisher of an Apple II/GS paper journal, looking for subscriptions and sales; and someone with a vintage video gaming system (I think) looking to sell replicas. Their tables looked like any other exhibit, my table less so. No one had junk.
People asked me questions, discussed their history with the systems I showed. I'm still getting compliments after the show. I'm sure the other vendors got the same response. Again, indistinguishable from exhibitors.
Evan - how is this "dilution"? How is this "cannibalizing"? Those are loaded words. Stop insulting people who sell stuff.
If you want to make rules to avoid vendors selling LED flashlights, that's fine - I'm sure they want to avoid venues where they can't sell them. So it's not an issue. As for "flea market" fears, please, please don't make me show 20 people a photo of the MARCH "consignment area" and ask them "is this a flea market?". If MARCH runs the only general sales at your show, whatever you want to call it, that's fine too. My table was not competing with yours, dude, I consigned my small stuff to YOUR table!
So, thank you for opening tables for vendors. But stop biting the hand that feeds you ($50 a table) while claiming some moral superiority. How about listing vendors on MARCH and VCF Web sites, just like exhibitors were? Then we can add even more value to the event, by attracting visitors. Don't make me a second-class participant.
capitalist without shame
- No luck, sorry.From: B Degnan <billdeg@...>Sender: firstname.lastname@example.orgDate: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 12:15:54 -0400To: <email@example.com>ReplyTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Early Pdp 11 assembly training course?Great. Fyi they're practically free on half.com etc
Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:>>> The Minicomputer in the Laboratory by James W Cooper 1977>>> Minicomputer Systems: Organisation and Programming (PDP-11) by Richard Eckhouse 1975>>> Machine and Assembly Language Programming of the PDP-11 by Arthur Gill 1978We may have some of these in the MARCH library. Luckily someone decided to organize our books by decade and then by title. :) Will check today.
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