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

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Aug 16 21:17:39 UTC 2021


    Considering all that Al has done (and is doing) for our community, I'd say 
cut him some slack. Many of us would not be in the position we're in if not 
for Bitsavers.

On Mon, 16 Aug 2021, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic 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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