Dealing with the Press

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Oct 24 00:03:31 2003

On Thu, 23 Oct 2003, Mike wrote:

> The local paper has asked for an interview about my collection.
> They're asking the usual why and how much is it worth.
> Any words of caution when dealing with the press?

If you agree with the philosophy that the historical value is much more
important than the monetary value then be sure to mention that.

Keep it simple. Do not give more information than needed. Always spell
out any acronyms or explain them clearly. Repeat. The reporter usually
gets them wrong anyway. Assume the reporter is a technically unsavvy
idiot. They probably are.

> Anything that I should make a point to emphasize?

Computer collectors are weird and should be avoided.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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