Monday, July 12, 2010

1st annual Vintage Computer Festival Southwest

The notice below was recently posted to the Yahoo ColorComputer Group, and I thought I would repost it here for the benefit of others:

"The 1st annual Vintage Computer Festival Southwest will be held August 7th and 8th, in the Rio Grande Ballroom, in the E.H. Hereford University Center, University of Texas, Arlington. The event is sponsored by the Museum of Information Technology at Arlington, the UTA College of Engineering, the UTA Office of Information Technology and Vintage Tech. The VCF is an international event that celebrates the history of computing. There have been VCFs at several locations since 1997."

Below are the pertinent URLs:
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Video: IBM 5100 First Portable Computer commercial 1977

Well it has been a while since I posted to this blog, so I thought that this classic commercial from MrClassicAds would be a great way for me to get the ball rolling again:

I love the line "It weighs about 50 pounds". Now that's a portable, or at least that was the standard back when I graduated from high school.

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Cheers ~ Jim