I was reading the RISKS newsletter when I saw a posting by Peter deJager asking for folks to be interviewed for a 20yr Y2K retrospective project of his. I wrote him a short note recalling some of the things I was involved in with Applied Computer Services Inc. (1984-2012 RIP). We exchanged a few emails and then I was being interviewed for his podcast. At about the same time my daughter needed some family record and I discovered several Y2K flyers, an article from Insite Magazine and… a script of a presentation that Jere Blackwelder and I did for some unknown venue. After I shared them with the “old hands” of ACSI, present them as part of the BVCM digital collection….
Come on down and say “HI”. We expect to swap out some of the items on display for those in storage before August 5th’s First Friday. Come check them out and hang for a while!
Come on down and visit! We will have a docent available from about 6 pm till about 8 pm to answer questions and swap stories!
May 2nd from 6pm to around 9pm or so… I will be on the sidewalk in front of the Wimberly showing off two unique luggable computers. Please come down and visit – or better yet – come down and bring something from YOUR collection to share.
Met a lot of old friends and made some new ones. I think we may have a lead on an IMSAI system from the 1970’s…..
Saturday – April 5th at 8AM we need a few volunteers to help move the collection about 2 blocks from McLane to the former Woolworth building on Main Street.
Those with bad backs can help by dusting, or doing some research on the units for later display on this site and on signage.
McLane Intelligent Solutions: 214 N Main St
Wimberley Building (former Woolworth Building)110 North Main Street
For those of us who know what a IBM 360, an ADM 3, a Z-80, and a 8” floppy drive are – or those who want to know about coal fired computers – here is your chance!
With the support of Fibertown/Astin Partners and McLane Intelligent Solutions a modest collection of “old” computers will be put on display in March in downtown Bryan.
Basically, the idea is to be social on First Fridays with docents and visiting exhibits from local collectors. If you think of a Hot Rod Club you get the idea
We are looking for help in three areas.
- Public Relations/Communications (things like updating the WordPress website, PSA’s, signage, announcements).
- Curating the collection (things like: labeling, cleaning, moving, seeing if the systems actually run, collection of donations, etc.).
- Volunteer coordination (things like: lining up docents for First Fridays and helping fill the other positions).
Some of you have already offered to help move the collection – we are floating March 15th as the move date.
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