[vcf-midatlantic] Gerry Lawson's 82nd birthday - Today's Google Doodle

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Dec 1 19:18:49 UTC 2022

On 12/1/22 14:12, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2022 at 2:07 PM Randall Kindig <randall.kindig at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I interviewed Ed for the Floppy Days Podcast a couple of years ago (
>> https://floppydays.libsyn.com/floppy-days-100-ed-smith-developer-of-apf-mp1000-and-im-1).  Neat
>> story.  He didn’t ask for a fee to be on my podcast.  Just sayin’
> That may be because the perception that VCF East has big bucks to spend on
> speakers. We do not. It has grown big enough with many big and/or popular
> speakers in vintage computer speakers. He had emailed me out of the blue. I
> called him on the phone. He mentioned a speaker fee. I explained that we
> are a non-profit, that we have never paid a fee and that is way beyond our
> budget. That's when he offered $2000 for a virtual talk. He already has a
> book, so I don't know why he is asking for money. I would think it would be
> better for him to just plug his book at our show.

   It seems pretty clear that he just needs some cash and is trying to 
capitalize on what he's got.  I can relate, sure, but IMO the answer 
here should really be a very clear "no thanks".

   (I had initially typed something different there)


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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