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Article #592 (635 is last):
From: Michael Current 
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: VINTAGE COMPUTER FESTIVAL - VCF2
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Edited-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Wed Jul 22 17:48:52 1998

From: vcf@siconic.com
Date: 11 Jun 1998 06:54:43 GMT
Organization: Vintage Computer Festival http://www.siconic.com/vcf

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| //   /      \    \     o    o    o    o    o    o    |     ____  \  \\    |
| H   /        |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    \  \  \\   |
| H  /     ____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|___  \  \  `=o |
| H  |    |                                                     |  \  \     |
| H  |    | The Premier Event for Computer Enthusiasts is Back! |   \  \__  |
| H  |    |                                                     |    \    | |
| H  o    |   V I N T A G E  C O M P U T E R  F E S T I V A L   |__   \   o |
| H       |                                                     |  \   \    |
| H        \                     - VCF2 -                       |   \   `-o |
| H         |                                                   |\   `----o |
| H         |  September 26-27, Santa Clara Convention Center   | `-------o |
| H        /              Santa Clara, California               |           |
| H       |                                                     |           |
| H       |          Speakers, Exhibit and Flea Market          |           |
| H       |                                                     |           |
| H       | O           http://www.siconic.com/vcf              |           |
| H       |_____________________________________________________|    ____o  |
| H            |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |       /       |
| H            |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |______/        |
| H============'    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |_________________   |
| H                /     |    |    \    \    \    |_____________________ |  |
| H               /     /     |     `-o  \    \                         ||  |
| H  o___________/     /      \______     \    \                        ||  |
| H                   o              \_____|____|___________________    ||  |
| H  ____________________________    |                              |   ||  |
| H |                            |   |    The  S P E A K E R S      |   ||  |
| `=| Why would YOU come to the  | __|                              |___||  |
|  _| Vintage Computer Festival? |   |                              |    |  |
| | |____________________________|   |-David Rutland                |    |  |
| |__________________________________|                              |    |  |
|    ________________________     ___| On the National Bureau of    |__  |  |
|   |  || || ||              |   /   | Standards Western Automatic  |    |  |
| .-| To Learn the History   |--'    | Computer (SWAC). Mr. Rutland |    |  |
| | |__||_||_||______________|       | worked under Harry D. Huskey |    |  |
| o  ________________________     ___| to create the control unit   |____|  |
|   |  || || ||              |   /   | for this little known but    |       |
| o-| For the Nostalgia      |--'    | historically significant     |       |
|   |__||_||_||______________|       | computer.                    |       |
| o  ________________________ \______|                              |___o   |
| | |  || || ||              |       |                              |       |
| `-| To Hear the Speakers   |-._____|       FEATURED SPEAKER       |     o |
|   |__||_||_||______________|       |                              |    /  |
|    ________________________    ____|-Ray Holt                     |___/   |
|   |  || || ||              |__/    |                              |       |
| .-|To Buy Vintage Computers|-------| Who really invented the      |-----o |
| | |__||_||_||______________|       | first microprocessor?  Guess |       |
| o  ________________________  ______| again.  The answer will stun |_____  |
|   |  || || ||              |/      | you.  This designer of the   |     | |
| o-|For the Games & Contests|--.    | JOLT and developer of the    |     | |
|   |__||_||_||______________|   \___| classic Synertek SYM-1 sin-  |     | |
|    ________________________      __| gle-board computer will re-  |_____| |
|   |  || || ||              |       | veal why computer history    |     | |
| o-|To Meet Other Collectors|-o     | may need to be re-written.   |     | |
|   |__||_||_||______________|___    |                              |     | |
|    ________________________    \___|                              |__o  | |
|   |  || || ||              |       | * speaker list as of 6/1/98  |     | |
| o-| To Meet the Pioneers   |---.   |             ____           O |     | |
|   |__||_||_||______________|    \  |____________/    \____________|     | |
|    ________________________      \                                      | |
|   |  || || ||              |      \                                     | |
| .-| For the Prizes!        |----.  \________________________________o   | |
| | |__||_||_||______________|     \                                      | |
| |                                 \__________________________________   | |
| o                   o________                                        \  | |
|  ,=============o             \      ______________________________    | | |
| //             |         o__  \    |                              |   | | |
| H   ___________|________    \  \___|    The  W O R K S H O P S    |___| | |
| H  |                    |    \     |                              |     | |
| H  \ Philosophy of the  /     \    |                              |     | |
| H   | Vintage Computer |___    \___|-Tom Geller                   |_____| |
| H   |    Festival...   |   \       |                              |       |
| H  /                    \   \      | Whether you're into game     |       |
| H  | The main mission   |    \_____| consoles, handheld devices,  |____o  |
| H  | of the Vintage     |          | arcade machines or personal  |       |
| H  | Computer Festival  |          | computers, there's a Mac-    |       |
| H  | is to promote the  |__________| based emulator for you.      |____o  |
| H  | preservation of    |          |                              |       |
| H  | "obsolete" compu-  |          |                              |       |
| H  | ters by offering-  |       ___| * workshop list as of 6/1/98 |_____  |
| H  | attendees a chance |      /   |             ____           O |     H |
| H  | to experience the  |     /    |____________/    \____________|     H |
| H  | technologies, peo- |    /                                          H |
| H  | ple and stories    |    |                                          H |
| H  | that embody the-   |    |                                          H |
| H  | remarkable tale of |    |      __    ___ __________________        H |
| H  | the computer revo- |    |     |  |__|   |                  |       H |
| H  | lution.            |    |     |         |Someone lucky will|==-----H |
| H  |____________________|    |     |         | go home with an  |       H |
| H            |               /     |   _     |                  |       H |
| H            o            o_/      |  (_)    |    IMSAI 8080    |==--o  H |
| H     _________________________    |         |                  |       H |
| H o__|  VCF2  S P O N S O R S  |   |         | See the VCF web  |       H |
| H    |     www.haggle.com      |   |   __    | page for details |==--o  H |
| H____|   Dr. Dobb's Journal    |   |__|  |___|__________________|       H |
| H    |_________________________|                                        H |
| \\                                                                     // |
|  `====================================================================='  |
|                                                                           |
| V2.0 rev 1            http://www.siconic.com/vcf         (C) SICONIC 1998 |
|___________________________________________________________________________|"






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