VCF Midwest - off to a great start
jack.rubin at ameritech.net
Sun Jul 31 13:48:22 CDT 2005
My wife and I just got back from beautiful West Lafayette, IN, home of the
(first annual) Vintage Computer Festival Midwest. I'm sure Pat will provide
all the details relating to attendance numbers, etc. but from at least one
participant's point of view, it was a great event.
Ethan Dicks and Ray Borrill were the scheduled speakers; Hans Franke also
gave a (relatively) impromptu presentation on photographing vintage
computers. All the presentations were great though the audio quality in the
room left a bit to be desired, especially for the more vintage among us who
might be a bit lacking in audio input capabilities.
The exhibit/swap section was small but a decent crowd showed up to view and
buy/swap. My goal as a vendor was to return home with an empty car and I
came close to achieving it, not counting the "new" treasures I picked up in
Participants in the now traditional post-fest dinner included Pat Finnegan
and crew, Tom Uban, Jay West, Dan and Karen Cohoe, and of course, Hans who,
contrary to expectations generated by a well-known vintage computer
journalist, had only one entrée.
Thanks again to Pat for putting this all together and giving those of us in
the Heartland an opportunity to share our passion/affliction closer to home.
Looking forward to next year ...
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