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  • Jim Scheef
    Dan and all, The recorded descriptions for each exhibit is a great idea to supplement printed signs. I m not certain Darth Vader is quite what we want. This
    Message 1 of 9 , May 11 7:08 AM
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      Dan and all,

      The recorded descriptions for each exhibit is a great idea to supplement
      printed signs. I'm not certain Darth Vader is quite what we want. "This is
      the control room of the Death Star. Commander, you may fire at will." ;-) We
      could all record descriptions of different exhibits so there is variety. As
      for Conkite, I'll record a couple with a clothes pin on my nose - or is that
      Mister Rogers? So what would the exhibits be? I'm starting to see how this
      could work, and not everyone needs to be next door in New Jersey.

      Jim


      --- Dan <ragooman@...> wrote:


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      Evan,

      Now if you could get somebody like Walter Cronkite or James Earl Jonesto
      narrate a dialogue about the various computers would be great. Haveit
      recorded on a PC where someobdy could just press a button besideeach exhibit
      for playback. Maybe the Infoage folks might have someconnections to get
      somebody like that.

      Dan

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      Evan wrote:
      Heard back from Fred, re: how he envisionsthe computer museum
      operating. He said:

      >>>> The computercollection would be open by appointment for groups at
      first. We willstart opening it on a regular basis as we can. It takes time to
      buildattendance. The goal is to make it interactive so we do not need
      clubmembers / experts to convey the message/information. Plus, once wecapture
      the info from the experts their hard work and knowledge doesnot get lost.

      To me that's the right answer...

      Anybody have related or generic thoughts onhow (or if) we should operate a
      club museum?


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    • Evan
      How about Grandpa Simpson? Back in my day, computers ran on steam, and they weren t called computers, they were called adding machines, and computers meant
      Message 2 of 9 , May 11 9:17 AM
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        How about Grandpa Simpson?  "Back in my day, computers ran on steam, and they weren't called computers, they were called adding machines, and 'computers' meant 'people' and <SNORE....>" / "What!?  Who's there?  What's that about the Windows crashing?" / "Awww... no one appreciates old people... damn whippersnappers and their PCs."


        From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dan
        Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:58 AM
        To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Infoage visit report

        Evan,

        Now if you could get somebody like Walter Cronkite or James Earl Jones to narrate a dialogue about the various computers would be great. Have it recorded on a PC where someobdy could just press a button beside each exhibit for playback. Maybe the Infoage folks might have some connections to get somebody like that.

        Dan
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        Evan wrote:
        Heard back from Fred, re: how he envisions the computer museum operating.  He said:
         
        >>>> The computer collection would be open by appointment for groups at first. We will start opening it on a regular basis as we can. It takes time to build attendance. The goal is to make it interactive so we do not need club members / experts to convey the message/information. Plus, once we capture the info from the experts their hard work and knowledge does not get lost.
         
        To me that's the right answer...
         
        Anybody have related or generic thoughts on how (or if) we should operate a club museum?




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      • Dan
        Just so long as you don t get Jar Jar Binks......... Mesa hating crunchin puters. Dats da last ting mesa wantin Dan
        Message 3 of 9 , May 13 6:13 AM
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          Just so long as you don't get Jar Jar Binks........."Mesa hating crunchin 'puters. Dats da last ting mesa wantin"

          Dan
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          Evan wrote:
          How about Grandpa Simpson?  "Back in my day, computers ran on steam, and they weren't called computers, they were called adding machines, and 'computers' meant 'people' and <SNORE....>" / "What!?  Who's there?  What's that about the Windows crashing?" / "Awww... no one appreciates old people... damn whippersnappers and their PCs."
          
            
        • Jim Scheef
          ... Just so long as you don t get Jar Jar Binks......... Mesa hatingcrunchin puters. Dats da last ting mesa wantin Dan
          Message 4 of 9 , May 13 11:34 AM
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            <chuckle>

            --- Dan <ragooman@...> wrote:


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            Just so long as you don't get Jar Jar Binks........."Mesa hatingcrunchin
            'puters. Dats da last ting mesa wantin"

            Dan

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            Corner of Cyberspace ][
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            http://www.pghrobotics.org/ ][ Pittsburgh
            Vintage Computer Society Classic Computers ][
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pghvintagecomp/ ]
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            Evan wrote: How about Grandpa Simpson? "Back in my day,computers ran
            on steam, and they weren't called computers, they werecalled adding machines,
            and 'computers' meant 'people' and<SNORE....>" / "What!? Who's there?
            What's that about theWindows crashing?" / "Awww... no one appreciates old
            people... damnwhippersnappers and their PCs."




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