VCF East 5.0 just two weeks away!

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Sun Aug 31 19:03:06 CDT 2008


An update: at the end of Claude Kagan's talk on Saturday, he will display
(for the first time ever) J. Presper Eckert's 1942 engineering notebook.



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Now that the list is running again, I want to invite everyone to VCF East
5.0, Sept. 13-14, at the InfoAge Science Center, in Wall, New Jersey.
 
As usual we'll have awesome exhibitors.  This year we also have two special
events: Vince Briel's replica creation workshop, where you can build a
replica of the Apple 1 or the KIM under Vince's guidance, and we'll have a
ceremony and tours for the "beta" opening of our computer museum.  (We've
been in "alpha" for the past two years.)
 
Sign up for Vince's workshop at
http://www.vintage.org/2008/east/workshop.php?action=select
<http://www.vintage.org/2008/east/workshop.php?action=select&id=104>
&id=104.
 
We'll also have some cool guest speakers.  Most notably, on Sunday, we have
Bill Mauchly.  Bill is the son of ENIAC co-inventor John Mauchly.  We also
have a lesser-known engineer named Watts Humphrey, who wrote the proposal
for the military's "MOBIDIC" computer in the 1950s; it was an early example
of client-server architecture.  And we've got Claude Kagan, who spent 30
years at Western Electric and Bell Labs and who worked to get our museum a
first-generation PDP-8.
 
Tickets for one day are $10, both days combined are $15, and anyone younger
than 18 is free.  Parking's free too.
 
- Evan




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