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….
Y2K – it seems like yesterday…
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History Presents our Collection!
We have joined forces with our friends at the BVMNH to help showcase a real trip to the past!
And we were able to get some hidden gems out for display downtown!
Some new exhibits
First Friday – August
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!
July First Friday
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!
New donations Jan 2016!
We just received an Apple //c, a very very old Toshiba Laptop and a Commodore 64! A big thank you and shout out to Buzz! Pictures will be added when we finish our photo survey of the growing collection.
The secret is out!
The Bryan/College Station Eagle did a very nice story on the collection Saturday Jan 9th, 2016.
If you want to donate an item see the Donations Page.
If you want to hang out – join our mailing list: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/bvcm
New additions 2015.01!
We have just received an Osborne Executive to go with our Osborne 1 and it came with manuals and commercial software. This will join our other new addition – a Zenith 248 which was the factory built version of the Heathkits of the late 1970’s.
The collection is located at the Wimberley Building (former Woolworth Building)110 North Main Street. Right above the Emergency Operations Center and next to Emily’s JimS.
Updated Collection Pictures
After Randall @ Astin Partners was kind enough to lend us some space in the Varisco Building we were able to add a few details. Thanks again to Astin Partners!
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…..