did anyone else go to MIT?
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 18 18:38:09 CDT 2007
--- Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
It used to be in a
> >> different location and was at probably 2x as big.
> I've been going to MIT for over 13 years and don't
> ever remember it being
> anywhere but the parking garage.
Hmm, maybe I'm in error. I just remember more space
for 17 footers and the like. I could swear there was a
different location. Went there in oh '96 or '97
methinks. It seemed larger.
> That's probably Bill German. He has a retaining
> wall outside his house
> built from IBM PS2 Mod 80 cases. Quite a collector!
> He very well may
> give Sellam a run for his money in terms of sheer
He has some interesting stuph. I'll let him talk
about his own stuph as he sees fit. Nice guy. I met 2
peeps from NH. Makes me wanna live there (again).
> Yesterday's MIT flea? We drove down 240 miles from
> Burlington, Vermont.
> Lots of vendors, lots of junk. The only vintage
> hardware I spotted was a
> bastardized S100 box with a bunch of Vector Graphics
> and Cromemco boards.
> Someone else got it, but I wouldn't have bought it
> anyway - too hacked up.
Yep, that was the guy looking for space-ship parts.
> The NEAR Hamfest is probably going to be more
> worthwhile. It's the
> weekend of Oct. 12 in Deerfield, NH. Replaces the
Worthwhile in terms of what? Ham stuff or computers
I used to hear about Hosstraders when I was
accumulating big monitors. There was a guy in or
around Derry (Robert Johnson IIRC) that published
"the Cheap VGA" book. Not a very descriptive name, but
it was my introduction to cheap workstation fixed
frequency (19"+) monitors. Never found a single ~35khz
unit though. I still have the tattered thing in mom's
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