Category Archives: Events

A Time for Change

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.

Don Gilman

Y2K – it seems like yesterday…

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….

First Friday!

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.

Old location:
McLane Intelligent Solutions: 214 N Main St

New location:
Wimberley Building (former Woolworth Building)110 North Main Street

BV Computer Museum – First Post!

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!

Pictures of the Collection 2013

 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.

The Collection’s new home!

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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