Brian Kernighan @ VCF East
evan at snarc.net
Thu Apr 9 23:13:33 CDT 2015
>>> Big announcement!
>>> Wes Clark is unable to attend VCF East due to health.
>>> Naturally I hit the panic button. Wes, after all, was already
>> our Plan B after Ted Nelson backed out, also due to personal matters.
>>> But we scrambled really hard in the past two days and landed K.
>> Yep, that does it. I'm going to be there. Seriously, Kernighan and Bell? I plan to grovel.
> I'M NOT WORTHY!
I heard that about you. :)
But you ARE worthy, dude. Everyone is. Tell all your friends. Rent a
van, take a road trip, hitchhike, do what you've gotta do. Come to VCF East.
Friday: Seventeen technical classes. Free pizza. PDP-8 ceremony.
Saturday/Sunday mornings: Keynotes! Kernighan, Frankston. (Not Bell.)
Rest of Saturday/Sunday: Forty-ish live exhibits! Minis, homebrews,
Also on Saturday/Sunday: Consignment sale, pro vendors, learn-to-solder
Plus, the MARCH computer museum will be open all day Saturday/Sunday.
Wanna see UNIVAC* pieces? A Bendix G-15? IBM 1130? Philbrick analog
computer, circa 1958? All sorts of DEC? Altair, IMSAI, Apple 1, and
every other major homebrew system? Vol. 1, issue 1 of every major
computer magazine? A huge collection of micros?
And .... other wings of the InfoAge center show the histories of NJ
shipwrecks, radio/TV, military vehicles, Marconi-era telegraphy,
electronic warfare .... we've got a hackerspace, too.
You might even see a wild bald eagle family from our parking lot.
* We anticipate doubling our exhibit space later this year. At that time
our * complete * UNIVAC will go on display along with lots of other
awesome stuff that's currently in storage. No, you can't get a tour of
the storage warehouse during the show, sorry. :)
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