[vcf-midatlantic] Interesting local artifact
evan at snarc.net
Fri Sep 16 01:27:44 EDT 2016
There was a quasi-famous computer store in Manhattan called Tekserve.
They specialized in Apple and closed recently. The owner auctioned a lot
of the assets and collectibles. Someone in California bid on their
outdoor neon sign as a joke. He never expected in a million years to
win, but that's what happened. Then he realized it's 13 feet long, two
feet high, weighs 80 pounds, and isn't easy to ship to the west coast!
He contacted several museums in NYC and they all ignored him or declined
to take it. Then he contacted me.
I told him to try to NY Hall of Science or NYC Resistor, and if they
decline then we'll take it. Maybe it can hang in our museum during the
next big move in another few years. Meanwhile, it was costing him a
fortune to store in NY, so he's having it UPS'd to us. I told him we can
store it for a few weeks until he finds a home for it or donates it to
us. It's being delivered Saturday. We will keep it safe in the warehouse.
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