After many many years, the great folks at Astin Partners have notified us they need to reclaim the storage space they have provided us.
Therefore, we are moving the collection to storage where I will conduct a photo inventory and attempt to sell off the majority of the collection. I’ll be adding the photo inventory here and posting the material on Reddit and eBay.
I won’t be pocketing all of the funds, but rather after I pay any fees, I will donating a portion of the funds to educationally oriented groups here in Bryan who cater to the underserved (i.e., like the Boys and Girls Clubs).
Of course, if we can quickly find another free storage space, and some volunteer help, we can consider all of the possibilities. But at this point, it’s just me and that isn’t enough to keep this going.
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….
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.
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.