[vcf-midatlantic] Hard drive art

Brian Brubaker brianbrubaker at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 16:14:27 EDT 2019

You comparison seems to be a popular item, a simple search on google
produced over 600 million results...


On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:05 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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