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VCF 9.0

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VCF 9.0

Mark-8 Minicomputer
MOS Kim-1
Imsai 8080
TV Typewriter
The Digital Group


VCF 9.0, November 2006

This was the 30th anniversary year for the Apple-1 Computer at the VCF. I knew there would be all sorts of Apple displays and rather than try and do just another--me and my replicas, I chose to stick with my Mark-8 Minicomputer. The Teletype is always a big hit at the shows, what with the noise and all, and it had been a few years since the show had seen a working Mark-8. :)

I didn't expect it this year, but again took home five top awards for my display--this is sort of a science fair for old nerds, eh? Anyway, got to see the Woz, and as part of my display awards, I received a signed copy of his book. Great stuff--good times, good times.

Also at the show, I learned a lesson. Again. Always check the condition of the Teletype rubber print hammer before using the machine. Mine had fallen off in transit, and I ruined a print head. Erik Klein was gracious enough to offer me a new one from a busted up Teletype he owned--he gave me the whole Teletype just so I could get the print head! What a pal! Thanks again Erik!

My Display


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My display, just after setup

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Entering in a new program

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"Check this out!!"

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Me, cheesing it up

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My sweetheart--come on, smile!

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Other Displays at the Show


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Tim Robinson

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Amazing stuff

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Larry Pezzolo

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Apple replica-1

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Another replica, with memory

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Bob Fowler's display

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Cameron Kaiser's Display

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My kid likes puzzles

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Woz & the Apple Gang

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Evan Koblentz's Pre-industrial computing


Hanging around in San Francisco


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Coit Tower, another self portrait

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Site of the Sutro Baths

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Chinatown haircut at the famous Jun Yu's

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Ain't that nice?

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Power for the Cable Cars

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Cable Car Museum

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