[vcf-midatlantic] Should the new museum have a name?

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 13:58:21 EST 2016

What about Many Old Systems For Exhibition and Testing?  (MOSFET).

On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Corey Cohen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I think we need the word museum.
> What about Vintage Computer Museum East.   Or simply VC ME
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
> > On Feb 20, 2016, at 11:01 AM, chrisjpf33--- via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > On Feb 20, 2016, at 8:24 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> >>>> If we decide to have a name, then I'd lean toward two angles:
> > 1. Not box ourselves in to "New Jersey".
> > 2. Not box ourselves in to "museum".
> > For example, "Eastern Computer History Center" or something like that.
> >
> >>> That name seems pretty close to me. What makes our center unique is
> that the computers are still alive mostly. “Eastern Computer Living History
> Center”. I think we should try to capture that out old computers work and
> if they don’t we are trying to fix them.
> >
> > Right, but "Living" is already taken by LCM out in Seattle, and five
> words is too many.
> >
> > What's a good synonym for "living" or "hands-on" in this context? Or
> maybe it doesn't have to be a direct synonym. We could use a work that *
> evokes * our mission. For example, "Eastern Computer History Laboratory". I
> don't necessarily think "laboratory" is the right word, but maybe something
> along those lines. I won't be happy until we find the perfect name, if
> we're going to have a name for it at all. "VCF Command" may suffice. :)
> >
> > We had a similar discussion when naming the old group 11 years ago....
> >
> > Random thought: If we find a good word starting with "O" then Eastern
> Computer History (blank) becomes ECHO. Very appropriate!!!
> >
> >
> > I still think that if we want to stick with VCF, Vintage Computer
> Flagship could work.
> >
> > Or if you want boring, Vintage Computer Facility.

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