[vcf-midatlantic] Museum and Warehouse report

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Wed Jun 22 13:34:56 UTC 2022

Hi Everyone,

(and I do mean everyone)

Thank you so much for the positive feedback both publicly and
privately. More (intentional) transparency is definitely in the works.

Best wishes,


On Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 9:21 AM Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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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