[vcf-midatlantic] A Living Museum?

Glenn Roberts glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 20:13:01 EST 2016

I love what the Living Computer Museum has done: "...we believe that the best way for people to fully understand computing systems is by experiencing them. Hardware alone cannot illustrate what it was like to use these machines. Software, information, and human interaction complete the experience... Our goal is to breathe life back into our machines so the public can experience what it was like to see them, hear them, and interact with them. We make our systems accessible by allowing people to come and interact with them, and by making them available over the Internet."

I realize the tremendous challenge of demonstrating and maintaining old computer hardware (and vintage computer federation doesn't have Paul Allen's deep pockets), but has there been any discussion of possibly including at least some operational displays in the museum?  Perhaps on a rotating basis?

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