RE: [midatlanticretro] HOPE demo - back on !!!
>>> The Apple //c would be interesting if there were some relevant softwareto run on it, do we have any?
Oooh, I have an idea. I'll bring one of our (17!) Commodore 64s with a
monitor and disk drive. We'll have a contest in the booth! From the time
we arrive to the time we leave, we'll let people sign up for 30-minute
increments, and whoever writes the niftiest BASIC program wins. Contestants
must show up at the specified end-of-contest time. Winner gets one of your
Commodore posters and gets to keep the computer!! (That would impress
people, especially the younger folks; it's no great loss to MARCH; and it
gets people into a hacking state of mind. I will make a sign-up form and a
"Win this Commodore 64" poster.)
I'll also bring a C64 programmers manual but that is not for giving away, we
Bill or Bryan -- we'll need one of you to bring a drive cable and maybe some
truly blank floppies / labels. (I'm sure we have zillions of appropriate
cables in the storage rooms, but it's much easier if one of your
knowledgable people just brings the right one; you can always take one back
from the storage room another time for your trouble.)
Can someone possibly bring a small, working, compatible printer and some
fanfold paper and cables, so that we can print out the LIST-ings? If not
then we'll have to (gasp) take notes at the end of every 30 minutes.
>>> Why not the Osborne I - it's a portable.We have three of those, conditions unknown (to me).
- Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Let's all plan to meet at the hotel and start setting up around 10am.Evan,
> We'll stay there .... late into the night.
> People going, what they're bringing:
> Me (Evan) - C-64 to give away, MARCH flyers, etc.
> BillCo. - Unix PC, cables/floppies for the C-64
> Sridhar - ???
> Chris L. - ???
> Joe G. - MAME (please confirm that)
> Bryan P. - (I forget, are you going?)
I am sorry, but I will not be able to make it..
> Anyone else?
> I'll forward these names to our HOPE contact.