[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report
jeffrey at vcfed.org
Mon Aug 6 13:43:17 EDT 2018
Thanks so much for being docent. It's really nice when you meet people with
a connection to the computers. It makes the tour fun and one can learn
something new from them at the same time!
And thanks Tony for helping out Dean, you are the man!
On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 4:35 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Delayed museum report for Saturday:
> The promised rain and gloom stayed away, unfortunately keeping much of the
> public away as well.
> However, the were two very interested groups of visitors. One was an
> elderly French-Canadian couple who were very interested in the older
> machines. They slowly lost interest as we came to the micros, but
> appreciated the connection to the evolution of computing. That was it until
> 4:45, when a retired couple who both worked for RCA back in the 1802 days
> arrived. They were extremely interested in the micros and were very engaged
> in discussing how and why the early micro market evolved into the Intel/ARM
> virtual duopoly we see today, and how some decendents of early CPUs and
> microcontrollers survive in modern embedded systems.
> Big thank you to Tony for dropping by and helping me get the micros up and
> running for the day, and keeping me from being alone the first couple of
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