[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2021: The World of IBM

Jameel Akari jakari at bithose.com
Fri Aug 27 17:12:37 UTC 2021

On Fri, 27 Aug 2021, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> As you know, Dean, I and a few other people are working on what we
> hope to be the largest exhibit in the history of VCF: The World of
> IBM. This is in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the IBM PC.

> We have most of the PC/XT/AT era covered, but could use more variety
> in the PS/2 area. You can offer to loan a computer to us (I'll link
> you in on our internal spreadsheet so you know what we've already
> covered) or you can do an entire table yourself. We're especially
> looking for someone to run an OS/2 exhibit (we have a massive OS/2
> collection in the warehouse that we've been itching to put on display
> since we acquired it).

When I did OS/2 on PS/2 a couple years ago, I had a 100% fatality rate on 
the PS/2s :)  (Proprietary hard disk interface... thanks, IBM.)

That said I'd be willing to take a look at what I've got and see what 
shows signs of life.  I'll get back to you on that later this weekend.

I had hoped to have a PC-XT/286 (5162) up and running for this, but I'm 
still chasing a memory+logic problem so that's probably not 
going to make it in time. It is running PhoenixBIOS now with a later 
3rd-party disk controller, which I think both say a lot about PC 

Also, I wish I had a Sun PC/PCi to loan to this effort.

Jameel Akari

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