[vcf-midatlantic] vacuum tube computers

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon Dec 4 14:35:17 EST 2017


> I have told people this is too complicated for me to explain ... 
> because I
> don't understand it well enough to explain it. My wife doesn't appreciate
> when I explain in too much detail when I do know it so I try to adjust
> explanations to the person's background and temperament. I'm not always
> successful as sometimes my sarcasm gets the best of me and I say the
> perfect thing at exactly the wrong time.
>
> I do try to supply some answer when I have an idea, a guess when I can
> make a guess (making it clear that it's a guess) and I've started saying
> that I have no idea when I have no idea.

The most important thing (especially for our museum docents) is that we 
always * try * to explain and never look down on guests. Hopefully we 
get it mostly accurate, too.



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