[vcf-midatlantic] Museum pictures

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Wed Jun 7 08:08:54 EDT 2017

> On Jun 7, 2017, at 6:36 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I think what he's saying is that there is no virtual  museum page. And
> IIRC, its been discussed, and the thought is that a comprehensive virtual
> museum may discourage actual visits.
> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 1:39 AM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>>> I wanted to point someone to a site which has pictures from our Infoage
>> museum, but have come to the conclusion that there is no official site
>> like that.  Is anyone working on a museum page?  I suspect there are lots
>> of pictures floating around in personal collections, but it would be nice
>> to have an official (virtual) museum page.
>> The official page is http://vcfed.org/wp/vcf-museum/.
>> I agree that we need more than this.
>> Curious minds want to know, what's the other page you mentioned?

I don't disagree about an actual virtual tour possibly being counter productive, but a few still images of the isles or a brief slide show of a few key items and a "grand shot" of the room would be extremely helpful. I try to describe the space to people best I can but some visual cues would go a long way towards enticing people to want to come to see more.

Just enough to whet their appetites and give an inkling of what's inside.

Even by vintage computer standards the information out there and the visibility of the museum (really infoage as a whole) is quite spartan. I have spent my entire life about 15 minutes from camp Evans and had no idea it was even there. That was fine when it was a military base/research facility, but In the past decade + that's a detriment to the health and viability of the site. Obviously infoage proper is limited in its ability to self promote, as is each individual group within. But if we can maximize our individual exposure/visibility then both we, and by association infoage as a whole, will benefit.

Just my .02, but we need more info online, not less.

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