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The APL Users Group had several machines on display including this amazing APL portable computer.

The APL Users Group had several machines on display including this amazing APL portable computer.

This was the APL Users Group's display.

This was the APL Users Group's display.

Norm Aleks' and Brian Knittel's display showed their IBM 1130 web site and other IBM 1130 information.  Head on over to their site and encourage them to bring the whole machine to next year's VCF!

Norm Aleks' and Brian Knittel's display showed their IBM 1130 web site and other IBM 1130 information. Head on over to their site and encourage them to bring the whole machine to next year's VCF!

Eduardo Trama showed off his Portuguese speaking MIDI monster.

Eduardo Trama showed off his Portuguese speaking MIDI monster.

The Computer History Museum, currently housed at Moffett Field, hosted the VCF this year.

The Computer History Museum, currently housed at Moffett Field, hosted the VCF this year.

Dale Luck showed a ton of Commodore Amiga stuff including a massive t-shirt collection.

Dale Luck showed a ton of Commodore Amiga stuff including a massive t-shirt collection.

Here's Dale's display from a slightly different perspective.

Here's Dale's display from a slightly different perspective.

Old IBM gear is often hard to find.  Wayne Smith has several interesting IBM systems.  Also pictured is David Cavanaugh who owns the IMSAI 8080 in the background.

Old IBM gear is often hard to find. Wayne Smith has several interesting IBM systems. Also pictured is David Cavanaugh who owns the IMSAI 8080 in the background.

More of the IBM display.

More of the IBM display.

My personal favorite of Wayne's is his IBM 5100.  This machine represented the first IBM attempt at a

My personal favorite of Wayne's is his IBM 5100. This machine represented the first IBM attempt at a "Personal Computer." While it was a powerful machine in its day, it was far to expensive and never really caught on.

Bruce Damer's Digibarn was represented at the VCF.

Bruce Damer's Digibarn was represented at the VCF.

Several of the Digibarn's coolest machines were on display.

Several of the Digibarn's coolest machines were on display.

Bruce brought out his

Bruce brought out his "black Mac" - a Mac modified to greatly reduce RF emissions that might be spied upon.

He also brought out his Commodore Pet 2001.

He also brought out his Commodore Pet 2001.

Dwight Elvey demonstrated data recovery from damaged tapes using his Poly-88.  Larry Pizzolo showed off his Cosmac Elf

Dwight Elvey demonstrated data recovery from damaged tapes using his Poly-88. Larry Pizzolo showed off his Cosmac Elf

Eric Smith had an amazing vector graphics terminal from DEC on display.

Eric Smith had an amazing vector graphics terminal from DEC on display.

Yours truly showed off this IBM PC.

Yours truly showed off this IBM PC.

I also brought this Altair 8800 running "kill the bit" (program courtesy of Herb's S-100 Stuff)

I also brought this Altair 8800 running "kill the bit" (program courtesy of Herb's S-100 Stuff)

Many of my oldest general computer magazines were on display.

Many of my oldest general computer magazines were on display.

As were many of my oldest PC related magazines.

As were many of my oldest PC related magazines.

This IMSAI 8080 system was brought by David Cavanaugh.

This IMSAI 8080 system was brought by David Cavanaugh.

Showing both strength and lunacy, John Lawson brought in this fully functional PDP 11/44.  He even mounted a vintage oscilloscope in the rack, just for laughs.

Showing both strength and lunacy, John Lawson brought in this fully functional PDP 11/44. He even mounted a vintage oscilloscope in the rack, just for laughs.

The first ever Kim 1 (serial number 00001) was on display.  It's owner, Hans, was never still long enough to be photographed.

The first ever Kim 1 (serial number 00001) was on display. It's owner, Hans, was never still long enough to be photographed.

Larry Anderson is a true Commodore nut.  He had these machines to show.

Larry Anderson is a true Commodore nut. He had these machines to show.

And these as well.  Larry's exhibit was one of the more popular ones during exhibition hours.

And these as well. Larry's exhibit was one of the more popular ones during exhibition hours.

It looked like Paul Zurakowski brought one of every style of Mac ever built.

It looked like Paul Zurakowski brought one of every style of Mac ever built.

Peter Jennings had a fascinating exhibit on computer chess.

Peter Jennings had a fascinating exhibit on computer chess.

The VCF 5 registration table even hosted some older machines.

The VCF 5 registration table even hosted some older machines.

Richard Harrington's SGI equipment was probably the newest stuff on display, but it was certainly obsolete enough to be considered vintage.

Richard Harrington's SGI equipment was probably the newest stuff on display, but it was certainly obsolete enough to be considered vintage.

Tim Swenson had a ton of Sinclair machines to show.

Tim Swenson had a ton of Sinclair machines to show.

This display replaced the Digibarn exhibit when they went on their road trip.

This display replaced the Digibarn exhibit when they went on their road trip.

The vendor areas were as much fun as the exhibits.  Kevin Savetz brought tons and tons of stuff to sell.

The vendor areas were as much fun as the exhibits. Kevin Savetz brought tons and tons of stuff to sell.

Stuff that was piled high under tables.

Stuff that was piled high under tables.

Stuff that was piled high on top of tables.

Stuff that was piled high on top of tables.

Stuff that was piled high between tables.

Stuff that was piled high between tables.

And stuff that was piled high next to tables.

And stuff that was piled high next to tables.

Marvin Johnson brought a van load of items to sell.

Marvin Johnson brought a van load of items to sell.

Memorybilia was selling a Cray-1 super computer - one part at a time and all sealed in lucite.

Memorybilia was selling a Cray-1 super computer - one part at a time and all sealed in lucite.

Other computer parts were for sale as display pieces as well.

Other computer parts were for sale as display pieces as well.

Other vendor areas.

Other vendor areas.

More vendor areas.

More vendor areas.

Still other vendor areas.

Still other vendor areas.


(Submitted July 30, 2005 14:23:12 by Warren Jaynes)

I have an old original IBM PC B version with a color monitor that works that I would like to sell. What is the best way to sell it? Ebay or do you have club members who may be interested? Thanks Warren


(Submitted January 21, 2005 21:49:19 by anthony)

Holy Smokes, this looks like fun! Ive gotta go to one of these shows!

When and where is the next one? Ill bring cash, baby!!!

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