Re: [midatlanticretro] Trenton updates - important
- Bill's comment about exhibit attendees not touching machines reminded me of something which is self-evident, but I'll share it anyway. When I started getting stuff together for TCF I realized that the un-fused, unhoused open-frame switching power supply that I normally use on the bench at home wouldn't really cut it in a setting where it might cause a hazard to the general public and indirectly to MARCH. I figured I'd better at least get a cover on it and a fuse in the AC lines, so now it's in a box with appropriately rated fuses.
I don't know whether MARCH has a policy on this sort of thing where exhibits are concerned but better safe than sorry.
From: B Degnan <billdeg@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Trenton updates - important
I will bring an IMSAI 8080 too.
We can't in general allow people to touch these machines like they're c64s...my IMSAI is quite "homebrew" ...loose wires and alligator clips ... looks cool but fragile.
Sent from my PDP 8/e.
- OH MAN, I'd have to explain a back story but I would have LOVED to see that thing! You didn't bring it did you?
--- In email@example.com, "s100doctor" <hjohnson@...> wrote:
> Not sure what thread to post this request. But I have a Teletype model 43 that I could bring. So does David Comley. It's period appropriate, they were sold before 1980. But they use 12-inch wide (that's twelve inches) perforated "computer" paper. I don't have time to spend $50 to and wait three days to get paper. Does anyone planning to attend TCF have some paper to bring? I'd like a ribbon too but hard to believe anyone attending has a good model 43 ribbon, I may have to ink up a dry ribbon.