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    For anyone interested ... there are a lot of...

    For anyone interested ... there are a lot of updates to my site since I announced it last year, so please give it a fresh look. :) Also please follow its Facebook and Twitter accounts (they're linked...
  2. Ah! Sorry about that. :) There's a big DEC guy...

    Ah! Sorry about that. :) There's a big DEC guy here in NJ who also goes by Vaxman on forums.
  3. Probably the most readily-available examples of...

    Probably the most readily-available examples of small-scale vintage analog computers are the EAI TR-20 and TR-10. Next-most-available these days is probably the Heathkit EC-1. Another example is the...
  4. Vaxman is someone else. I know because he's an...

    Vaxman is someone else. I know because he's an offline friend of mine.
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    Someday! That's our goal.

    Someday! That's our goal.
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    VCF itself owns a complete VAX 9000-440 system....

    VCF itself owns a complete VAX 9000-440 system. Here is a picture of it (the whole aisle!):

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  7. Sticky: VCF East starring Ken Thompson and Joe Decuir

    VCF East is only 15 days away! This year's highlights are keynotes from Unix co-inventor Ken Thompson and Atari/Amiga engineer Joe Decuir, plus massive hands-on exhibits devoted to Unix and Atari...
  8. There will be a VCF/Mid-Atlantic chapter table,...

    There will be a VCF/Mid-Atlantic chapter table, like every year.
  9. Joe Decuir @ VCF PNW and VCF East this year!

    You read the headline correctly: Joe Decuir, of Atari VCS, Atari 800, and yes Commodore Amiga fame, is speaking at both Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest AND Vintage Computer Festival East...
  10. Sticky: Vintage Computer Festival PNW / Italia / East / West dates for 2019

    You asked; we answered:


    VCF Pacific-Northwest (Seattle) - March 23-24
    VCF Italia (Rome) - April 27-28
    VCF East (Jersey Shore) - May 3-5
    VCF West (Silicon Valley) - August 3-4


    Read...
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    VCF holiday shopping!

    Shopping for holiday gifts today? Do your Amazon shopping through https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4133714 and AmazonSmile donates to VCF.
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    Bill Godbout update -- please read

    Bill Godbout, a pioneer of the S-100 era, died in the northern California wildfires last Thursday. Please see our blog post at http://vcfed.org/wp/2018/11/13/r-i-p-bill-godbout-79/.
  13. Thread: Bill Godbout

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    Bill Godbout

    VCF confirmed that Bill Godbout of Godbout Electronics / CompuPro fame perished in the northern California "Camp" fire last Thursday.

    Here is a GoFundMe created by Bill Godbout's son:...
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    I was confused when I first heard that it's a VAX...

    I was confused when I first heard that it's a VAX and so big! But DEC marketed this as a supercomputer and later as a mainframe. It is definitely not a minicomputer!
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    VCF's new toy: VAX 9440

    The VCF museum took delivery of a VAX 9440 today. :)

    It arrived in TWO 28-foot trailers. Here's our forklift driver beginning to unload the first truck:

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    Here's a teaser picture of the...
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    Did you know the VCF museum is also in New...

    Did you know the VCF museum is also in New Jersey, and it's where we host the annual Vintage Computer Festival East? We also have a Mid-Atlantic email discussion list. You should join:...
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    Laser 128 audio question

    I brought a Laser 128 to demo in the VCF booth at World Maker Faire last weekend, but even with the Laser's volume knob on full-blast it was difficult to hear it. I noticed the computer has an...
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    Vintage Lego robotics -- a new web site

    Separate from VCFed, I made a new web site called http://www.mindsbeforethestorm.com. It's about the Lego robot sets available before Mindstorms existed. I also made an accompanying Facebook group at...
  19. I don't understand. Why would you have a...

    I don't understand. Why would you have a Commodore event in LV a week or two after the established CommVex event???
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    Search the hastag #vcfwest on Twitter.

    Search the hastag #vcfwest on Twitter.
  21. TIm Paterson / QDOS lecture next weekend @ VCF West XIII

    If you're interested in the history of DOS, and you live anywhere near Silicon Valley, then you must come to VCF West XIII next weekend! Seattle Computer Products' Tim Paterson is giving a long...
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    VCF West XIII -- next weekend!

    Vintage Computer Festival West XIII is next weekend (August 4-5) at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.


    Tickets are available online
    Lots of awesome hands-on exhibits
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  23. VCF West -- Online ticketing + speaker summaries

    Click over to http://vcfed.org/wp/2018/07/19/vcf-west-tickets-now-available/ for the Vintage Computer Festival West XIII online ticketing and speaker list.
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    Thank you to our hardware supporters!

    The VCF museum is full of incredibly historic computers, but our production network is modern. We are almost finished rebuilding it! The last major component, which we installed on Saturday, is a...
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    Yes, working on it.

    Yes, working on it.
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