[vcf-midatlantic] Museum and Warehouse report

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Thu Jun 16 21:40:53 UTC 2022

Sorry all, this was intended for the MA steering list and I apologize
for the error.


On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 5:25 PM Adam Michlin <adam.michlin at vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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,
>      -Adam

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