Large Scale Systems Museum announcement
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Fri Apr 21 20:42:14 CDT 2017
Awesome! I regret I won't be able to be there, but do have a great time.
On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Dave McGuire via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Most of you have heard of the Large Scale Systems Museum, a public
> museum in the Pittsburgh area that is focused on minicomputers,
> mainframes, and supercomputers. LSSM has been closed for renovations
> and expansion for the past several months; we've added nearly a
> thousand square feet of new exhibit space and many new exhibits.
> On May 6th, there will be a large block party (actually, several
> blocks) here in town, called "New Kensington Better Block", with
> street vendors and other standard block party fare. LSSM will be
> participating in that event with our post-renovation reopening; we
> will be open to the public all day with docents on duty. Many of our
> systems will be running and demonstrated throughout the day.
> In even bigger news, LSSM is pleased to announce the opening of a
> brand new wing, the Large Scale Integration Museum, or LSIM. As the
> name suggests, the LSIM wing is dedicated to computer systems based on
> Large Scale Integration CPUs, from the earliest four-bit 4004
> processors through the desktop computer revolution of the 1970s and
> 1980s. Thanks to a partnership with Pennsylvania-based nonprofit
> organization Tristate Technology Museum Consortium, and a generous
> donation from the private collection of Corey Little and C/PMuseum,
> LSIM will add more than one hundred new exhibits in four thousand
> square feet of newly-renovated space located in the same building as
> the recently-expanded Large Scale Systems Museum.
> Everyone is welcome. LSSM is located at 924 4th Avenue, New
> Kensington, PA 15068. For more information, directions, or hotel
> recommendations, contact the LSSM via email at info at lssmuseum.org or
> on Facebook (search for "Large Scale Systems Museum"). You can also
> see some photos of our facilities on the Facebook page.
> Please feel free to forward this message to anyone whom you think
> might be interested.
> -Dave McGuire
> President/Curator, LSSM
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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