CHM gripe (was: rarest computers)

From: ed sharpe <>
Date: Sun Aug 8 13:18:38 2004

Brian.... send us some links to some of the interactive displays....

Thanks Ed Sharpe archivist for SMECC

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Pope" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 4:36 AM
Subject: Re: CHM gripe (was: rarest computers)

> And thusly Bob Shannon spake:
> >
> > It was painful to walk through that place and see restorable hardware
> > gutted and filled with strings of winking christmas lights.
> >
> > There was a TON of really important and rare stuff that got trashed
> > there. CADR's, a Foonly, I think even
> > the original CONS machine went there, never to see the light of day
> I visited the Computer History Museum shortly after I moved to Boston..
> was *such* a disappointment. :( OOOhhh! I get to feel how warm a vacuum
> tube gets...
> It is pretty sad when the best part of the tour was seeing the pictures of
> important people in the computer industry at the end.....
> They needed to take a cue from places like the Ontario Science Centre
> interactivity is the focus!!
> Cheers,
> Bryan Pope
Received on Sun Aug 08 2004 - 13:18:38 BST

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