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RE: [midatlanticretro] VCF X report!!

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  • Evan Koblentz
    ... Correction ... I met Tony Eros, who lives in Delaware (I think?) and posted to our list exactly one time. :) ... From: Evan [mailto:evan@snarc.net] Sent:
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 5, 2007
      >>> No other MARCHins were here

      Correction ... I met Tony Eros, who lives in Delaware (I think?) and
      posted to our list exactly one time. :)


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Evan [mailto:evan@...]
      Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 1:21 AM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] VCF X report!!


      Hello MARCHins! Just got back to my hotel after the second day of VCF
      West.

      My favorite part of any VCF isn't the compueters, it's the people ...
      Had a drink two nights ago with DEC master collector Guy Sotomayor, had
      lunch yesterday with Erik Klein, went to an Irish bar tonight with Pat
      Finnegan (who runs VCF Midwest), Michael Holley (of the Homebrew club
      and all-around S-100 guru), and Jay West, who needs no introduction.

      Been an awesome show. Sellam really out-did himself this year. No other
      MARCHins were here, but there were plenty of our friends, such as VCF
      East exhibitors Vince Briel / Jack Rubin, and everyone's favorite
      Bavarian friend Hans Franke. Most of the Commodore crew who came east
      because of Peddle were also here, such as Robert Bernardo, Jeri
      Ellsworth, Cameron Kaiser, and Ken whose surname I forget. In general
      there were all the usual suspects -- too many to list but basically a
      who's who of cctalk, sans most of the east coast people. Plus some big
      names like Lee Felsenstein, Bill Gosper, Slug Russell ... No Woz this
      year but we did get Steve Dompier and Daniel Kottke. (It was pretty
      humbling when Kottke, an early Apple veteran, came over to say hello to
      ME, instead of the other way around!)

      Once again I am leaving VCF with more computers and less money than when
      I arrived...

      Two points of note: Crunch is interested in speaking at East 5.0, and
      Bruce Damer says he is spending more time lately at his NJ home (vs. at
      the DigiBarn), so one of these days we will finally get him down to
      InfoAge for his museum advice and for whoever wants to meet him.

      Many people took GOOD pictures so I didn't bother to use the 1.3mp,
      no-flash camaraphone. Be patient, and people will post them.

      My own exhibit was on the 25th anniversary of laptops, that being 1982.
      My exhibits usually suck appreance-wise, but this time I actually did a
      decent job. I plan to re-create the exhibit in the MARCH wing of
      InfoAge.

      Flying home tomorrow AM, so goodnight for now... will post during the
      week about an AUGUST date for East 5.0, thereby maximizing our time for
      musuem stuff. Pat is moving Midwest to the springtime anyhow, so there
      won't be any conflict.

      - Evan




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