ECD Micro-Mind and Vintage Computer Festival 9.0
Steve at oceanrobots.net
Wed Sep 6 18:45:28 CDT 2006
But who has an ECD Micro-Mind?; best of them all.
Sellam Ismail wrote:
> TEN YEARS AGO, a typical home
> computer system might have
> been a box with an Intel
> processor inside running a
> Microsoft operating system.
> And there were a few Macs.
> Today, a typical home computer
> system might be a box with an
> Intel processor inside running
> a Microsoft operating system.
> And there are a few Macs.
> What a crock.
> Give me them old timey computers, damn it!
> VINTAGE COMPUTER FESTIVAL 9.0
> November 4-5, 2006
> Computer History Museum
> Mountain View, California
>Make an entry in your PDA! It is time once again to shun your modern
>day computing monstrosity and spend a weekend with its venerable
>ancestors at the ninth annual Vintage Computer Festival. VCF 9.0
>takes place on the weekend of November 4-5 at the Computer History
>Museum in Mountain View, California.
>Highlights of this VCF event include:
>* A celebration of the 30th anniversary of Apple Computer
> Apple didn't want to do it, so we will! Hosted by Bruce Damer of
> the DigiBarn, this gala event will feature a bevy of early Apple
> founders, including the big man himself, Woz!
>* A reprise of the original Sol-20 prototype
> Nine years ago, at the very first Vintage Computer Festival, Lee
> Felsenstein and Bob Marsh reunited after many years to jointly
> present the original prototype of the Sol-20, which hadn't been seen
> in public for over 20 years. This year, Lee and a gaggle of
> Processor Technology alumni will bring back the venerable grand-
> daddy of all Sol-20s to celebrate this ground-breaking personal
> By the way, coverage of the first Sol-20 reunion can be found here:
>* The first Vintage Computer Film Festival
> That's right, a film festival dedicated to movies and documentaries
> that have a vintage computing theme! At the past two VCF events
> we've screened Jason Scott's "BBS Documentary" and Greg Maletic's
> "The Future of Pinball", as well as "Walking Rainbow", a remembrance
> of Homebrew Computer Club co-founder Fred Moore. We've decided to
> take these screenings a step further and turn them into a full-blown
> film festival to coincide with the VCF. Film buffs will definitely
> want to take note and stay tuned for further announcements.
>* Hands-on Build-It-Yourself workshops
> The VCF is proud to debut the first Build-It-Yourself workshops,
> featuring the hottest retro-computing and retro-gaming kits out
> there, including Andre' LaMothe's XGameStation Pico Edition and
> Bob Armstrong's Cosmac ELF. More details to come soon.
>* Speakers, Exhibits, and the VCF Marketplace
> Of course, no VCF would be complete without a terrific line-up of
> amazing and interesting speakers. This year's bunch includes Paul
> Saffo of the Institute for the Future, microcomputer historian C.
> Murray McCullough, Archaeologist and VCF Fellow Christine Finn,
> and more to come with new speakers being added weekly.
> We're also receiving submissions for some phenomenal and exciting
> exhibits. Perhaps you've got a computer you'd like to bring along
> to show to the world? Sign up to be an exhibitor! Go here:
> And of course we have the ever-fabulous VCF Marketplace featuring
> hard-to-find items that will start your adrenaline pumping. Bring
> cash. Lots of cash.
>* more, More, MORE!
> Another fantastic celebration is in the works, and I don't think
> we're done just yet, so watch for upcoming announcements to litter
> your inbox and check the website for more exciting details to be
> revealed in the coming hours, days and weeks!
>Vintage Computer Festival
>P.S. The Macs were then, and are now, much cooler than the PCs ;)
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