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    Well, we're not going to publish the exact...

    Well, we're not going to publish the exact figures. That is proprietary.

    But we'll probably have an estimate/round number soon.
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    VCF West is this weekend!!!

    In case you somehow didn't know yet :) VCF West 2019 is indeed this weekend, August 3-4, as always at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

    This year's special...
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    Oops. Fixed now. You may need to clear your...

    Oops. Fixed now. You may need to clear your browser images/files cache to see it.
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    We invited him. His schedule ia perpetually busy....

    We invited him. His schedule ia perpetually busy. We hope he decides to go, and we'll certainly make an announcement if he tells us with enough notice.
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    We agree! For everyone else: there's no need...

    We agree!

    For everyone else: there's no need to argue. The computers will never be left alone during the show. Many of their owners and our staff will be around the whole time. That plus the armed...
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    There has NEVER been a security problem at a...

    There has NEVER been a security problem at a VCFed event.

    But, all kidding aside, we are hiring an armed guard for this special attraction.
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    At minimum: 10 Apple 1 computers at VCF West!

    Today I can announce that 10 original Apple 1 computers will be displayed at VCF West, and we're working on getting more. Several of these will be up-and-running. Original and current owners will...
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    Big news!!! Re: mobile computing history

    Everyone,

    I have a major announcement.

    It's time for version 2.0 of my book, "Abacus to smartphone: The evolution of mobile and portable computers," which I published on dead trees four years...
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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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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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    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...
  16. There will be a VCF/Mid-Atlantic chapter table,...

    There will be a VCF/Mid-Atlantic chapter table, like every year.
  17. 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...
  18. 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/.
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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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