[vcf-midatlantic] What does Al Kossow have against VCF?

Wil Birkmaier wil at birkmaier.org
Mon Aug 16 19:12:42 UTC 2021

Well in my mind, if it ain't a Babbage computer it is not vintage. Everything else is modern by that benchmark __.

Sarcasm aside, for me there are two ways to look at this passion we all have, technical/academic and nostalgia/pop culture.  I like both aspect and I am sure people's age has a big part to play in how they see these things!

>From a technical perspective, it is fascinating to see the origins of mass storage with giant tape reels and washing machine sized fixed storage, but from a nostalgia perspective it means nothing to me.

I don't know anything about CMP but it sounds a bit like the scientific societies of the 1800s.   

On 8/16/21, 2:41 PM, "vcf-midatlantic on behalf of Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic" <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org on behalf of vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

    While that explains why he has an issue with the IBM, it doesn't seem
    to explain the issue with VCF

    On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 1:50 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic
    <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
    > saying this again....there was a real thing about the IBM PC and not
    > allowing it to be included in "vintage computing" as well as a lot of the
    > home computers, when this hobby first started.  This view is still held by
    > the original guard of vintage computerians.  That's why classic cmp does
    > not dwell long on the C-64, Amiga, Ataris, Apple, etc.  Classic CMP is not
    > the place to ask "hey can someone here help me fix my 1541 drive..."
    > The original vintage computer festivals did not allow IBM PCs to be
    > exhibited.
    > Bill

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