[vcf-midatlantic] Museum and Warehouse report

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Thu Jun 16 21:25:56 UTC 2022

Hi Everyone,

As discussed and approved, I took the PowerPC OS/2 machine and will
get that to Connor. Either he'll fix it at the workshop or he will
take it home, fix it, and bring it back to the July workshop. I'll
communicate here either way.

I'm bringing three recently donated 486 class machines to the System
Source Workshop. One is for my project of building a DesqView machine
(which may never become an exhibit - just a fun project for me).
Hopefully either Dean or Alex (or both) can take one or both of the
other machines on for the Linux 1992 exhibit.

I'm a bit confused by the changes in the museum, I initially thought
the Pong machine was missing, but realized it is now hidden. I'm
concerned that this might upset one of our most important volunteers
and one of the owners of the machine, Bill Lange, and I don't quite
understand why it was done without discussion. Can someone enlighten
me? Hopefully before Bill sees it. At the very least, I hope we can
communicate with him before he visits again.

The Zenith machine is pinch hitting for the Mega STe for now (as I
found it) and I dropped off a period correct speaker box for the Mega
STe on loan from Dean so when the Mega STe returns (any day now, I
understand) we will have sound for the MIDI demo. I trust we won't
need a vote to put the Mega STe back in, but let me know if we need to
do so. The former Zenith table is empty, which is a perfect
opportunity to put in the Micro VAX (Hi Dave!). VMS lives!

As I found things, the Data General was moved over near the Wang,
which makes sense to me, but just so everyone knows. The 1992 exhibit
was moved under the Atari (regular) ST and VIC-20, which confuses me.
The mouse exhibit was moved where the Pong machine used to be, which
I'm ambivalent about.

The featured exhibit quite possibly will become the Franklin Red
Lightning prototype Tony is going to donate. I suggest we hold off
until next week on any motions so we can see if the OS/2 PowerPC box
is going to be resurrected this weekend.

The warehouse is basically as it was after East although I did grab a
piece of the UNIVAC that was accidentally left by System Source. Dave
and I are on the look out for a PDP-11 clone in a nondescript carrying
case, so if anyone sees such a thing, let us know.

Best wishes,


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