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….
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…..