RE: [midatlanticretro] A real Mark-8 for MARCH
- I was referring to Dave's collection in Floyd, VA...that is closer to me
than the NJ collection. Though only a certain amount...still 2.5 hours to
Floyd from where I live... I was wondering about seeing Dave's collection.
Looks like from the other link (which I saw after I posted my message) that
it is in a public location...I guess just a matter of when it is actually
open. I would love to some day see both if possible! Thanks for the tour
offer...hopefully some day...
The "bugbook" link is the private collection of Dave L., who lives in
Virginia and loaned his Mark-8 to us.
Whereas our MARCH museum, in Wall, NJ, is open to the public nearly every
Sunday. (And hopefully we'll be re-opening soon after some Sandy issues.)
Let me know if you'd like a private tour.
> I have some of these Bugbooks, so do many here including Dan R if I rememberI've got a pile of them, very useful references. I used to find them in the Blacksburg YMCA store's book section now and then, which is how I found out about them. The 8080/8085 two-book series is excellent and what got me started in 8080/8085 assembly programming and low-level design.
The Floyd museum is something I've been meaning to check out...my parents live an hour away in southern WV so perhaps we can make a stop next time we're down on vacation. I'd heard of the Floyd country store when I was in school at Virginia Tech, but didn't know a computer museum existed!
- I'm told the Mark 8 arrived today. I will be home in about a half-hour from now. Damn it, bus driver, drive faster! Can't wait to see it.
I will take pictures and post them for all to see.