Dealing with the Press

From: J.C. Wren <>
Date: Fri Oct 24 01:13:00 2003

        The trick is to play down the stuff you want to collect, and play up the
stuff you want to sell. Raising awareness raises prices.


On Friday 24 October 2003 01:03 am, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> 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.
Received on Fri Oct 24 2003 - 01:13:00 BST

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