[vcf-midatlantic] Suggestions? East XII keynoters

Tom Hornberger tom.hornberger at verizon.net
Thu Nov 3 19:09:24 EDT 2016

I have a line on a gentleman who ran the Unix Lab @ Bell Labs in the 70s. His brother is a member of PLUG
(Philly Linux Users Group).





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From: Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org>
To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org>
Cc: Jeffrey Brace <ark72axow at gmail.com>
Sent: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 5:03 pm
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Suggestions? East XII keynoters

>not redundant to past keynote subjects.

It would be helpful if you made a list of these keynote people/subjects.
Not all of us have been to every VCF East.

Do you also have a list of those that are a definite "no", whether that be
because they want to come, are too far away are are dead.

Otherwise if we don't know who is already on the "no" list we will continue
to suggest people that are on it and get frustrated by your "nos".

Why not repeat something that was done at VCF from 10 more more years ago?
I have only been to VCF 8 to date, I missed all the ones before that. So I
will never get to see speaks that presented from before VCF 8?

There are always new people coming into our group that haven't seen, heard,
or know everything. Some topics are still interesting enough to repeat
every 10 years or so. Just because 5 to 10 out of 100 people have seen it
all and know all of it doesn't mean that the other 90 people wouldn't be

Remember this event isn't for historians, but for the general public so
there is still a lot we don't know or don't know is truth. For example,
what I know about Woz comes from movies (which tend to be inaccurate),
popular myths and legends and the book "Dealers of Lightning". Merely
letting someone like that come to tell the latest thing they are working on
doesn't appeal to a wide audience. How many people would you say that go to
VCF East have read accurate books on what he has done? People want to hear
about stories from back in the day. If there are children there
(millennials and younger), then this is all new to them.

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 4:44 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> >> Evan talked about a team exhibit containing every Commodore computer
> model this year, is this still the plan? Will there be more teams/exhibit
> groups?
> I talked about team exhibits for Apple, Commodore, and Tandy, all
> centering on the "trinity" of the 1977 anniversary.
> Still there is no official "theme" for the show. All kinds of computer
> history are welcome and we'll gladly accept any awesome speakers/exhibits
> we can get.

Jeff Brace - ark72axow at gmail.com

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