Once again, Jeff B. / me / Alise spent the day working in our storage
warehouse. Today we built five more shelving units. Two are for monitors
and TVs; one is for IBM superminis and micros; one's for Commodore books
and magazines -- those four are all just "more" of categories that
already fill other shelving units. The fifth one that we built today is
a first: one whole shelving unit for punch cards (and a few holding
We also had some interesting visitors today including two groups of
precocious pre-teens who asked good questions.
But, for the next few weeks, we're going to devote Sundays exclusively
to storage organization. Why? Because we might be moving soon. This
isn't THE BIG MOVE of our museum into a larger space, but rather just
moving our storage from one H-building section to another. So the more
stuff that we have on mobile shelving units and/or on pallets, the
easier the job will be.
According to Fred, the reason for this probably move is that Wall
Township will be paying to renovate the section where our storage
currently resides, so that spring/summer Sandy relief volunteers will
have a nice place to stay for a few weeks/months. Then when the
volunteers are done and gone, InfoAge has a nice renovated section.
(Rest assured, nobody's picking on MARCH -- this impacts several groups
that reside at InfoAge, not just us.)
So, we're picking up the pace of our storage organization, which --
let's face it -- is a good thing. It needed to be done a few years ago!
And we're helping InfoAge, too.
The UNIVAC isn't moved yet. Fred observed: Why go through the trouble of
moving it twice? We'll wait a bit longer and move it once. In the
meantime, it's secure where it currently resides (in the next section
In other news, we're about to a few small yet interesting new things,
such as a Visual Commuter and a Fairchild Model F that's virtually
new-in-box. We also may soon get a good-condition IBM 026.