[vcf-midatlantic] May 14 -- New museum open house

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 12:31:31 EDT 2016

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 1:23 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> InfoAge is hosting an open house / grand opening event on Saturday, May
>> 14 from 1pm-5pm. that houses our museum....I hear there's going
>> to be a party atmosphere -- food, drink, etc.
>> ... I propose that we have
>> our next repair workshop coinciding with this event.  It
>> would be very good of us InfoAge-citizen-wise if lots
>> of us show up that Saturday...
> You put this as a proposal, so it's a request for comments. I recommend
> against this proposal, to link a repair workshop with the grand opening
> event. The point of a repair workshop is to work, on repair. This Saturday
> event would eat up almost all of Saturday, in preparation and the event
> itself.
> But I may attend the grand opening, as you said that's supportive of
> InfoAge. You might consider some other specific VCFed museum activity that
> would coincide with and support the opening event. A demonstration of
> repair for instance - like straightforward repair of common vintage
> computers, that's something you'd not demonstrate during regular museum
> operation.
> As it's a month after the VCF-E re-opening of the museum, it's not
> reasonable to make a special exhibit. But it's possible there's some
> "crossover" items you could show, related to other InfoAge groups. For
> instance, radio amateur's early use of microcomputers for networking,
> repeaters, Morse code. I have some artifacts of that sort I could lend.
> Also you might make a poster showing "before" and "after" to make the
> point about VCFed use of the new building.
> So I've made positive counter-proposals, about your proposal to support
> the InfoAge open house.
> Herb Johnson
> --
> Herbert R. Johnson,  New Jersey USA
> http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

There is a logic in having the repair workshop with focus on stuff that
would benefit for the displays a week before the grand opening anyway.

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