[vcf-midatlantic] January workshop call to arms

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Tue Jan 7 08:26:12 EST 2020

David, thank you for that info!
We do have one monitor, mouse and keyboard, and Andy is heading down to DE this week to further assess the remainder of the rescue the Xerox machines were a part of, and potentially pick up the other peripherals for these machines in advance of completing the overall rescue.


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> On Jan 7, 2020, at 7:43 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 7:32 AM David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> I have been in contact with Josh Dersch through my emulator project who
>> has working 8010's. Evan had expressed interest in getting one working so
>> I
>> had checked and he said:
> I trust Josh Dersch from The Living Computer Museum & Labs because I have
> met him at VCF PNW and VCF West where he showed off his *working* Xerox
> 8010 Information System (better known as the “Star” workstation) alongside
> a microcode-level Star emulator developed at LCM+L named Darkstar. Come
> experience GUI history and early desktop metaphors with Viewpoint and Star
> OS, do some hacking in Mesa on XDE, or delve into AI on Interlisp-D!
>> I have finish the 3b1 which shouldn't take too long, possible Straight 8
>> work, haven't heard if paper tape could be loaded. Assuming spare time
>> I can assist on this.
> I'm sorry, I didn't have time to finish checking the PDP 8 paper tape
> loading last time I was docent. And now the museum is being renovated so I
> won't be able to get to it until the epoxy flooring part is finished within
> the next two weeks. I will update you, but if you need to prioritize, then
> please work on the Xerox machine before the PDP 8.
>> On Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 10:37:30PM -0500, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic
>> wrote:
>>> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 22:37:30 -0500
>>> From: Tony Bogan <thebogans at mac.com>
>>> To: vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org
>>> Subject: January workshop call to arms
>>> X-Mailer: iPhone Mail (16F203)
>>> All, VCF recently acquired two Xerox 8010 computers. We would like to
>> assess and repair (if needed) these machines, and are hoping to have one on
>> display in the very near future.
>>> We are looking for anyone with the expertise and experience needed to
>> assess these machines. We are hoping to begin the process of restoring
>> these machines at the upcoming January workshop on the 25th and 26th of
>> this month.
>>> So if you???re out there (and I???m sure you are!) and you can attend
>> the workshop, please let us know! While there will be lots going on at the
>> workshop, this is something we are hoping to be able to work on in
>> preparation for the museum remodeling (or as soon as is practical)
>>> Thanks,
>>> Tony Bogan
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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> =========================================
> Jeff Brace
> Vice President, VCF East Showrunner
> Vintage Computer Federation

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