This weekend is the premier classic laptop meetup on the East Coast. It’s VCF East, and it’s all taking place this weekend, Friday to Sunday afternoon, in Wall, New Jersey.
2019 is a incredible yr for laptop historical past, being the 50th anniversary of Unix, and the 40th anniversary of Atari. For that, there might be reveals of dozens of programs working some type of *nix, together with programs from Apple, AT&T, DEC, IBM, NeXT, SGI, and Solar. For the Atari extravaganza, you’re getting the total line of Atari Eight-bitters, some STs, and a Falcon 030. There might be different reveals about POTS, so convey a landline telephone, a progress replace on a 1/10th scale, pulse-level simulator of the ENIAC, and somebody will assuredly have Tremendous Mario Brothers for the C64 working.
Keynotes mirror this nice yr of laptop historical past with a keynote by the one and solely Ken Thompson, co-inventor of Unix. On Sunday, there’s a chat with Joe Decuir, engineer who helped develop the Atari VCS and Atari 800. There’s additionally a Homebrew Computing Dialogue Panel.
As at all times, there might be a flea market, an understated spotlight of any Classic Pc Pageant. It’s like a museum you should purchase. One time there was an LCD for an Apple IIc. Too wealthy for my blood, however technically the primary Apple laptop computer.
As with all VCF East occasions, it’s held on the InfoAge Science & Historical past Middle the positioning of the Camp Evans Sign Corps R&D lab throughout World Conflict II. It’s mainly the positioning of what would develop into DARPA. You’ve additionally bought the Silverball pinball museum simply up the highway in Asbury Park. There’s lots to do and see on the Jersey Shore this weekend, and it’s not even Labor Day.