RE: [midatlanticretro] Some press for MARCH ... sort of :(
- Uh...you might want to make a further correction. In your Comment, you
"PS -- That's me in the dark red shit and tan baseball hat -- "me" is Evan
Koblentz of MARCH."
"red shit"? :-)
On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Well this ironic ... a correction of my own ... I do fact-check but I need
> to work on reading comprehension skills! Top of that blog post explains,
> "Community Voices - PC World readers share their point of view" ... so it's
> just a random person ... NOT a paid writer for the magazine.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Evan Koblentz [mailto:evan@...]
> Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:21 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Some press for MARCH ... sort of :(
>>>> Why don't you come clean and admit you are really Evan Williams of
> Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey? I've always suspected you were hiding
> something. All you New Jersey guys are sneaky. ;-)
> I can understand how he confused ACGNJ's banner as applying to both tables
> -- several attendees made the same mistake. Our sign was not as prominent
> and the location of the '8 and '33 must've been confusing. Fair enough
> But: didn't he see the wording on my MARCH shirt? Where did he get
> "Williams" from? And worst of all, even if he's a lousy reporter who
> doesn't fact-check, then AT LEAST he should know his subject matter if he's
> writing for PC Magazine and inquire about the make/model of the computer,
> not just say it's "one of those computers that require five men to lift" ...
> actually it only takes FOUR people. :)
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>>> Uh...you might want to make a further correction. In your Comment, youwrote: "PS -- That's me in the dark red shit and tan baseball hat -- "me" is
Evan Koblentz of MARCH."
"red shit"? :-)
Oh man ... not a good night for Evan Williams. :)
Sent an email just now to the community editor with the correction.
- "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
>didn't do any
> As a technology journalist myself, I find it offensive that he
> homework and got so many facts wrong.The link given did not work for me, because ".html" was split apart. I
found the article and here is another link with an obvious split:
The article, it's noted, was written by someone not on PCWorld staff.
They did get some facts wrong, and their impressions mostly suck.
In any event, my experience at the MARCH booth area was that many
people seeing it, did not have much of an impression of what that
large computer was all about. I offered an explanation of that PDP-8's
background to "some local computing advocates" (no names) and they
were bored. I imagine their reaction was something like "old Compac
server heavy, slow and therefore no good equals old bunch-o-cards
computer heavier, slower and therefore even more no good".
I'm not a MARCH officer but I'll consider posting something there
myself. NOt just because it misrepresented the 8 or MARCH, but also
because it described the flea market - including where I was selling
some of those described iMacs - in terms far worse than it should have
All this goes to the point that MARCH, in my opinion, needs to get its
"voice" out there, or the only comments will be from those with no
clue about computer history. MARCH needs to have good descriptions of
the computers they exhibit. Those descriptions must show not just the
"how", but the "who" and "why". Blinkin' lights alone will not tell
the story; and not all computers can play Missle Command. I believe
the story of the RESISTOR's PDP-8 is very compelling, for those
interested in a story.
old "iron" man