teoz at neo.rr.com
Sun Jul 10 11:47:13 CDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keys" <jrkeys at concentric.net>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: Computer Museum
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jules Richardson" <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 2:27 PM
> Subject: Re: Computer Museum
> > Personally I wouldn't give anything to anyone who didn't have space for
> > it already though - they should be able to amass enough of a collection
> > first to know if it's viable, get some display space, and then put out
> > an appeal to enthusiasts.
> > cheers
> > Jules
> This helps me understand why there is very little reponse to my JUST A
> campaign asking for $1 from each person that visit's the museum website.
> There seems to be very little(if any) help for start-ups in the museum
> sector. I have seem two computer museum starts-ups get large funding help
> but the people starting them were already rich and their friends gave big
> bucks ( 1 million or more).
People have been burned too many times by others collecting for a cause that
does not exist. If somebody asked you to contribute money to a museum that
did not have a large collection, a building, and some visiting hours already
you might be thinking this guy just wants you to help pay for his collecting
needs and the machines (if that is even where the money goes) are never seen
by anybody. For most people a cheap to maintain website is preferable to a
real computer museum showing static unpowered machines anyway.
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