RE: [midatlanticretro] Big stuff to think about
- >>> The performance improvement was amazing!Makes sense to me. :)Yeah, it is sad that they closed. You'd think that in the Boston/Cambridge area, there would be enough support. Also, there are still a lot of results if you search for the museum on Google, so people probably get confused.Beside the Science Museum (which is mainly for kids), there is also the MIT Museum up there. I've heard rumors that the HP campus on Rt. 128 -- formerly a Compaq campus, and DEC before that -- has some neat things on display. But haven't seen that for myself.MIT's Tech Model Railroad Club is still going strong and its doors are often open to the public. Rumor has it that Alan Kotok still shows up now and then. http://www.w3.org/People/all#kotokEvan,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jim Scheef
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 7:45 PM
Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Big stuff to think about
Eh-hem... Well, I haven't been there since about 1992. It closed? That's too
bad. It was one of my favorite places. Last time I was there they had
upgraded the walk-thru computer from a 386 to a 486 by re-stencling a piece
of plexiglass. The performance improvement was amazing!
--- Evan <evan947@...> wrote:
>Jim -- I assume you know the Boston Computer Museum closed in the 1990s.
>History Museum in Mountain
> Most of its collection went to the Computer
> View,went to the Science Museum in Boston.
> California. Other parts
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jim Scheef
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>collection owned by InfoAge includes a section of ENIAC and a
> The 'core'
> computerfrom an Apollo space capsule. Three is, of course, much more than
> whatis in those two pictures. Most of us who are active on the list plan
> exhibit parts of our personal collections either as permanent giftsor on
> loan to the museum. I'm much less worried about having realhistoric items
> tohouse the items, preparing
> display than I am about building displays to
> signsbuilding some wall-sized displays for
> to explain what they are, and
> time-lines and other images to tieit all together. We have the potential,
> within our specialties, to putthe Boston Computer Museum to shame!
>"stuff" to get started. We will need people
> There is more than enough
> willingtheir time and some money for materials. It will be much easier
> to donate
> raise money as a 501(c)3 than as just a bunch of enthusiasticcomputer
> nuts.deciding the fate of this project.
> Yes, this is an important thread. We are
> If we're not willing to do thisright, then we might as well tell InfoAge,
> "No thanks."Jim
> --- John Allain <allain@...>
> > Boy is this ever an important thread, and
> >we didn't have the museum,
> > If I understand it correctly, if
> > we wouldn't need liability insurance,and therefore 501(c)(3) status.
> >spoilsport, i visited what I think is the photoarchive,
> > To avoid being a
> > and saw two photos of the collection in 0.05 MP resolution.I'm favorable, but I would like to see more, frankly.
> >John A.
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