[vcf-midatlantic] Museum and Warehouse report

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 13:21:39 UTC 2022


I think you can share it with everyone for transparency.

As a former SC member, I applaud this new level of sharing! Please continue.

-andy diller


> On Jun 22, 2022, at 2:54 AM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
> Should this be sent to the whole mailing list?
> Seems like just Jeff, Docent and steering committee issue.
> 
> On 6/16/2022 5:25 PM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic 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.
> 
> (This is good for the whole list I guess)
>> 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.
> This was done to keep the kids from racing to it. They get to see it
> and use it after the tour. It was causing a lot of problems when it
> was visible from the door. Especially with the school tourse coming through.
>> 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.
> Its a decent place. Anywhere near the GUI machines makes it in context.
> Much better than where it was at the back.
>> 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.
> Are you saying there SHOULD BE a PDP-11 clone in a case somewhere in the warehouse?
>> Best wishes,
>> -Adam



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