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

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 19:20:27 UTC 2022


I second that.

All in favor of "no thanks"?




On Thu, Dec 1, 2022 at 2:18 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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
>
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
>
>


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