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

Jeffrey Brace ark72axow at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 19:43:30 EDT 2016


If the workshop was one day, then it would work. The car show is that day,
but I don't think they are using 9032-A.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:31 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> 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
> > --
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> >
>
> 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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