pechter at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 08:11:38 CST 2005
Just another mention of how this would be a great thing for the East
Coast offshoot in Monmouth County, NJ.
Cini, Richard wrote:
>Not to speak for Sellam or Evan, but the East Coast offshoot of the Vintage
>Computer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 13. Unless something has
>changed since the original announcement email, it is supposed to be held at
>the InfoAge Learning Center in Wall, N.J.
>Take a look at http://www.vintage.org. VCF does indeed have a speaker
>program. I would say that the location of the event in NJ and the
>"vintageness" of the speaker might make for a nice presentation...but that's
>From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
>On Behalf Of James Fogg
>Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 8:59 AM
>To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>Subject: VCF questions
>Sorry for my ignorance -
>Who runs the VCF events?
>Do they have guest speakers?
>I ask because I attended a presentation by Doug McIlroy, an early
>computer pioneer with Bell Labs, and Thompson/Ritchie's manager. He's
>made significant contributions to both Unix and Multics, among other
>things and he has some great stories to tell about the early days and
>the development of Unix. His presentation was focused on personal
>experiences and the people he's known, but I believe he can also get
>very technical (he is currently an adjunct professor at Dartmouth).
>After the presentation I spoke for a time with Doug. He was amazed that
>there exists a community interested in the preservation and restoration
>of old computers and their software. I explained a few things about the
>community and some of their projects and he was interested in the idea
>of the VCF. He said he'd consider an opportunity to speak at the VCF or
>similar venues in the North East and Mid Atlantic regions.
>Would there be an interest in having Doug present, does the VCF have
>space in their program for speakers?
>Some info on Doug -
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