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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Mar 3 12:28:33 EST 2016

On 03/03/2016 12:25 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I agonized for years, literally years, over the name of the museum we
>> started out here.  I even "settled on" a couple of names that, after
>> sitting in my mind for a few months, I grew to dislike.  I eventually
>> decided on "Large Scale Systems Musuem" as it is refined, understated,
>> not childish, and respectable, while getting the point across as to what
>> the place actually IS.  The only failing of that name (in my opinion) is
>> that it doesn't convey the notion of machines being running and
>> demonstrable, as the Living Computer Museum's name very nicely does.
> That's why I started this thread by asking for an alternative to
> "living" since that is already taken. I also said that we'd be very
> happy to have an equally ideal one-word synonym for "community center"
> since we're more than just a museum. Best of all would be if that word
> starts with 'F' to fit our scheme of Festivals / Forum / ???? but I know
> that's asking a lot.

  Yes.  Something that encompasses everything you want to represent,
while still having a nice "ring" to it is going to be tough.  I will
keep noodling on it, but I'm historically very bad at coming up with
names. (for most anything..)


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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