[vcf-midatlantic] Topics for Bil Herd at VCF East 2021

Dean Notarnicola dean.notarnicola at vcfed.org
Thu Jul 1 22:46:51 UTC 2021


On stage moderated debate with Joe Decuir and/or the ghost of Jay Miner.

On Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 6:43 PM Andrew Diller <dillera at gmail.com> wrote:

> I will pay him $100 to finally admit how much better designed the Atari
> chips were. SID is ok, but POKEY, SALLY, ANTIC and GITA were transformative
> for the industry and all of computing. It was the first GPU in a way.
>
> -andy
>
> > On Jul 1, 2021, at 6:39 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > Andy’s idea +100
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 6:38 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 4:02 PM Adam Michlin <adam.michlin at vcfed.org>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Two thoughts.
> >>>
> >>> 1. Repeats are not bad. I've never had the chance to hear him speak on
> >>> anything and am happy to be quoted as saying "I'd love to hear him
> >>> read the phonebook".
> >>>
> >>
> >> I'm sure we could dig up a vintage phone book from the 80's for him to
> >> read. ;)
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> 2. Do we have a list of what he has done in the past? Both so we don't
> >>> make suggestions that have already been done and give us better
> >>> context as to what we might suggest.
> >>>
> >>
> >> I was able to make a list by looking at the VCF East archives:
> >> 2007 - Bil Herd/Bob Russell/Chuck Peddle/Dave Haynie — 30th Birthday of
> >> Commodore Computers
> >> 2012 - Commodore History Part II
> >> 2014 - CRT and video repair
> >> 2015 - Vintage Microcomputer Architecture
> >> 2016 - Growing the 8-bit generation
> >> 2017 - Surface Mount Technology
> >> 2019 - Component Aging/Heat
> >> 2020 - Commodore show and Tell with Dave Haynie
> >>
> >> I'm saving Commodore History Part II for next year.
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 3:48 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
> >>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Bil Herd has come to VCF East many times and is always a great
> speaker.
> >>> He
> >>>> is out of ideas of what to talk about. So do any of you have any ideas
> >> to
> >>>> suggest for him to talk about?
> >>>>
> >>>> Reply here or send me a message privately.
> >>>>
> >>>> =========================================
> >>>> Jeff Brace
> >>>> Vice President & Board Member
> >>>> Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
> >>>> Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
> >>>> http://www.vcfed.org/
> >>>> jeffrey at vcfed.org
> >>>
> >>
>
>


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