[vcf-midatlantic] Hard drive art

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Apr 16 14:04:58 EDT 2019

On 4/16/19 1:51 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> This is becoming an argument. That's understandable, but that's not my
> goal.
> My point of throwing the "old guy" card, is to say some interest in
> vintage computing is persistent, is beyond keeping one's computer
> running, but in goals you refer to as "museum". Most museums put a
> computer on a shelf, don't touch: the work I describe re-engages
> people with now-working computers. Your work also engages others;
> I don't question the value of art, or oblige it to be for purpose.
> This is what engagement looks like.

  Herb, this has nothing to do with you being an "old guy".  Let's just
face facts: Most of us try very hard every day to keep rare and valuable
hardware out of the hands of people like the original poster, and I'm
know for a fact that I'm not the only one who thought "this guy had
better hope he doesn't run into me on the street".

  "Hey, there's a complete Model T Ford, I'm gonna grab it, tear our the
seat and use it for a couch!"  Nobody in their right mind would every
dream of doing that, yet people do stuff like this and actually feel
justified.  Unbelievable.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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