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!