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Re: [midatlanticretro] Maker Faire - Sept. 29-30

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  • Mike Loewen
    ... If you re seriously considering the keypunch, you should be periodically using it, to make sure it s still in working condition. Have you demoed it to any
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 17, 2012
      On Fri, 17 Aug 2012, Evan Koblentz wrote:

      > This year, MARCH will exhibit at Maker Faire on its own, as we did two
      > years ago.
      >
      > ...>
      >
      > I proposed that our exhibit theme be "Vintage Data" in which we
      > demonstrate a variety of obsolete methods of data storage and data
      > communications. So on the storage side, we could demo examples of
      > computers running 5.25" and 8" floppy drives, hopefully something running
      > off a a large disk pack and/or large tape drive, loading data off cassette
      > and paper tape, and maybe our semi-working IBM 029 keypunch. On the
      > communications side, we could demo a BBS, hopefully with a working dial-in
      > configuration.

      If you're seriously considering the keypunch, you should be
      periodically using it, to make sure it's still in working condition. Have
      you demoed it to any museum visitors?


      Mike Loewen mloewen@...
      Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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