[vcf-midatlantic] Great Commodore Related moments for me at VCF 2022,
chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 00:20:44 UTC 2022
YES! What Doug said. :-)
On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 5:46 PM Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> At a dinner with Al Charpentier friday night, he was shown
> examples of the C64 Demo Scene... I was down the table but
> I think he had no idea about that - seemingly surprised and
> delighted. He got to hear about a really obscure VIC II bug those
> geniuses found and worked around.
> As he left the museum I got to tell him how the VIC20 and C64
> helped launch my career, especially with the C64 Programmers
> Reference. He was gracious and seemed genuinely gratified to
> hear such things.
> I wonder how often he has been exposed to people who were
> influenced like us. He MUST have heard this sometimes, right?
> Anyway, what a great experience to have so many C= all together in
> one pace. Interested in seeing if Jeff gets some feedback on
> their experience with us.
> On 4/28/2022 5:06 PM, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 12:02 PM Jeff S <jsalzman at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I find it interesting to learn that people who were key players in the
> industry had lost touch with their own legacy to some extent. At least
> that's my take on Christian's story.
> > I found the same with Bil Herd, Bill Mensch and John Blankenbaker.
> > They were successful engineers but they don't realize how what they
> > created touched so many people.
> > I have a theory, they come up with a creation and they spend a lot of
> > time on it and it is successful and they celebrate but then it's all
> > hard work on the next creation
> > They don't see that their creations change people's lives.
> > How many of you had your life changed because of your computer? I did
> > because I didn't think of computing as a career path..
> > How many of you made new friends or had your whole social life change
> > because of your computer?
> > There are many examples of people who said how their computer changed
> > their life.
> > This is something they probably don't see because they work on the
> > next big thing and we get to enjoy their creations.
> > And we are now lucky to be able to meet them and talk with them.
> > What was the saying? "If I have seen further it is by standing on the
> > shoulders of Giants."
> > We get to meet and talk to the Giants.
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