[vcf-midatlantic] Museum Report - Sunday 2/18/2018

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 21:49:18 EST 2018

On 2/19/2018 5:02 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Doug,
> I forgot to thank you for being docent on Sunday. It is much appreciated!
> If you or another docent want to bring a friend to pass the time and "have
> fun", then all the more better. I appreciate you making the two hour drive
> to come!
> Pete is a new docent who also makes a two hour drive to come as well. He
> brings his son to make it fun. I know that it isn't easy for some to make a
> long drive to come and be docent. Rest assured that it is appreciated so
> that Evan and myself can have a day off.
> Jeff

Oh you're welcome for course.
I've done it solo a handful of times, and Chris came along two times.
Bringing a friend is definitely better.  Its not just fun, its productive.
We are able to share what we know about the machines on display
face to face.   It can be a time for transfer of information too:
We had been trying to get together for the last two years for
me help Chris get into assembly language programming.  We did
that in earnest at the museum on Sunday.  Awesome.

And having two people adds to the experience for
the visitors, as there is a wider base of experience to drawl from
to speak with them.

Teams might really be an all round better way to docent.
I hadn't really thought of it that way until now.

Another thought:  Sharing docent's expertise.
If the docents have a particular expertise, which is the
case with say Pete, TRS-80, Xenix, etc, and and like yourself Commodore, 
Tony, Apple,  etc, it might be an opportunity for other members to meet
with that docent at the Museum for to learn some things.
That makes the trip for the docent even further productive and interesting,
  and would be an additional service to the club.
We'd just have to broadcast who is docenting when.
Folks can then decide if they might want to make the trip to
spend some time with the docent.

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