[vcf-midatlantic] Help! We need a VCF East keynote speaker

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Sun Feb 18 23:52:49 EST 2018


On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 11:49 PM, Chris Fala <chrisjpf33 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just want to say that I don't think we should consider anyone as too big
> of a celebrity. If we could get so lucky, someone famous would give the
> event a huge boost. Nothing wrong with aiming high. I would love to see a
> VCF East with over 1,000 visitors!
>

In that case: Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Nolan Bushnell, Paul Allen, Guy
Kawasaki, but they are on the left coast, so they don't qualify ;)


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>
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> On Feb 18, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> The problem is that many of them are dead.
> I was thinking about anyone related to the creation of the integrated
> circuit.
> Or anyone that worked for Texas Instruments. We have had Apple, Commodore
> guys. I don't recall any TI guys, anyone from TRS? Atari? The problem is
> that the *big* names are far or too much of a celebrity for such a event as
> ours.
> For next year is there anyone that was at the founding of ARPANET?
> How about Greg Whitten? He made GW-BASIC ;)
>
> Do you have a list of speakers from the past, so that we don't suggest
> someone who has already spoken?
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 9:49 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> >>> How about John Dilks
> >
> > Funny timing. I'm seeing him this Wednesday.
> >
> > Sorry to shoot down most of the ideas presented so far. Really looking
> for
> > someone new and exciting.
> >
> >
> >> On Feb 18, 2018 9:43 PM, "Jeff Galinat" <jgalinat at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >> How about John Dilks? For those not familiar, John organized PC76 in
> >> Atlantic City,  which most people consider the 1st computer show in the
> >> country along with the Philadelphia shows in the years following.  I
> know
> >> he was a panelist at VCF-E a number of years ago but as a panel member
> he
> >> had a small amount of time to convey his experiences with other pioneers
> > in
> >> organizing the shows.  Last time I had contact with John about 3 or 4
> > years
> >> ago, he was still in NJ.
> >> Regards,
> >> Jeff
> >>
> >
>



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