Rebirth of IMSAI

From: Ward D. Griffiths III <>
Date: Mon Mar 22 20:12:40 1999

On Mon, 22 Mar 1999, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> That's entirely correct, if you targeted your audience to be the general
> public. But computer museums definitely have a certain group of people
> who are interested in their exhibits--namely programmers--and these people
> should have free access to the machines in the collection.

Problem for me is I don't carry a government-issue ID that declares
me to be a programmer, a system administrator, a serious hobbyist,
a former Tandy demi-god or anything else of that nature. (Nor
would I carry one). And business card machines are available in
any airport or train station as though they counted. So who
decides who has free access to museum displays? I guess I could
carry photocopies of papers and articles, but so could anybody
claiming to be a gemologist at the pretty rock department of the
Museum of Natural History in DC to play with the Hope diamond.
Ward Griffiths
"the timid die just like the daring; and if you don't take the plunge then 
you'll just take the fall"                                Michael Longcor
Received on Mon Mar 22 1999 - 20:12:40 GMT

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