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The Seventh Vintage Computer Festival is over but it will live on in our memories and in the following images.

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Bryan Blackburn was the big winner again this year with his professional quality display and exquisately maintained and restored machines.  He won first in hte micro class as well as several special awards including Best of Show.

Bryan Blackburn was the big winner again this year with his professional quality display and exquisitely maintained and restored machines. He won first in the micro class as well as several special awards including Best of Show.

The Digibarn celebrated the 30th anniversary of the original First Person Shooter game - Mazewar.  This ran on an IMLAC PDS-1 and a variety of terminals.

The DigiBarn celebrated the 30th anniversary of the original "First Person Shooter" game - Mazewar. This ran on an IMLAC PDS-1 and a variety of terminals.

>More of the DigiBarn exhibit including some of the Mazewar terminals.

More of the DigiBarn exhibit including some of the Mazewar terminals.

Still more of the DigiBarn space.

Still more of the DigiBarn space.

Marvin Johnson had a vendor booth full of fun old gear.

Marvin Johnson had a vendor booth full of fun old gear.

More of Marvin Johnsons vendor area.

More of Marvin Johnson's vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Spare Time Gizmos had a nice display again this year showing their venerable 6120 (PDP-8) system as well as their new life game and Cosmac Elf recreation.

Spare Time Gizmos had a nice display again this year showing their venerable 6120 (PDP-8) system as well as their new life game and Cosmac Elf recreation.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Terry Walker brought along a whole bunch of Cromemco gear to sell.

Terry Walker brought along a whole bunch of Cromemco gear to sell.

Another look at Terry Walker's vendor booth.

Another look at Terry Walker's vendor booth.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Jeri Ellsworth tinkers with a C1

Jeri Ellsworth tinkers with a C1

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Another, as yet unidentified, vendor area.

Larry Anderson at his vendor area.

Larry Anderson at his vendor area.

An overview shot of much of the exhibit hall

An overview shot of much of the exhibit hall

An overview shot of much of the exhibit hall

An overview shot of much of the exhibit hall

Stan Sieler's vendor area

Stan Sieler's vendor area.

The impressive XGameStation Booth

The impressive XGameStation Booth

Another look at the XGameStation Booth

Another look at the XGameStation Booth

A very small but impressive display of Intel chips

A very small but impressive display of Intel chips.

Vince Briel shows off his Replica 1

Vince Briel shows off his Replica 1.

The amazing differential analyzer display

The amazing differential analyzer display.

Worth another look, the differential analyzer from a different perspective

Worth another look, the differential analyzer from a different perspective.

More of the differential analyzer

More of the differential analyzer.

A part of the differential analyzer display was a replica of the Babbage engine

A part of the differential analyzer display was a replica of the Babbage engine.

Mmmm.  Donuts!

Mmmm. Donuts!

Bill Kendrick's Atari display.

Bill Kendrick's Atari display.

Another look at Bill Kendrick's display

Another look at Bill Kendrick's display

And another look at Bill's display

And another look at Bill's display.

Wayne Smith's Tiger Learning Computer display

Wayne Smith's Tiger Learning Computer display.

Stephen Jones displayed this AT&T 3B2 which was the former SDF Public Access UNIX System

Stephen Jones displayed this AT&T 3B2 which was the former SDF Public Access UNIX System.

Bob Fowler's Alpha Micro AM-1000 system

Bob Fowler's Alpha Micro AM-1000 system.

Another look at Bob Fowler's Alpha Micro AM-1000 system

Another look at Bob Fowler's Alpha Micro AM-1000 system.

Frank LaRosa's TRS-80 Model 3 ran the SearchLight BBS over the internet

Frank LaRosa's TRS-80 Model 3 ran the SearchLight BBS over the internet.

Alan Bowker, a former Northstar Employee, brought a couple of excellent Northstar systems to display

Alan Bowker, a former Northstar Employee, brought a couple of excellent Northstar systems to display.

Another look at Alan Bowker's Northstar display

Another look at Alan Bowker's Northstar display.

Dwight Elvey resurrected the famous smoked Polymorphic 8813 and brought it to its triumphant return to the VCF.

Dwight Elvey resurrected the famous smoked Polymorphic 8813 and brought it to its triumphant return to the VCF.


(Submitted November 9, 2009 11:17:23 by JERRY MCGOVERN)

What is that PolyMorphic 8813 doing on the 7th last picture? I sold them in 1977 in Santa Barbara, CA


(Submitted January 12, 2008 13:59:25 by Robert Kuhmann)

Looking for all manner of Cromemco (S100) items ...to buy or as contributions -- docs & manuals (paper or PDF), software & hardware.

http://www.kuhmann.com/Cromemco/CrosNest.htm

The above is my Silicon Valley memoir -- formerly the Sysop of the the Cro'sNest RCPM- RBBS 1977-1997.


(Submitted September 4, 2007 09:03:29 by Jim Parsons)

I was assigned a Polymorphism 8813 for work proposes way back in 1979. It was the first desktop PC in our department. Had a whopping 32k of memory, which we soon upgraded to 64k. The OS had to be retained on one of the diskettes. By the time we finally upgraded the whole system, about 4 years later I think. I had the main PC w/ 64k RAM, 3ea 5-1/4 floppies and 4 - 8 floppies, which in those days was mass storage at 1.2mb. It was quite a learning experience. Because the OS had to be retained on one of the disks, I soon learned to write layered data programs where I could slip out one data disk and insert the next data disk and keep moving along.

PS, I miss the solid walnut cases.


(Submitted August 8, 2007 16:34:47 by STEVE FARRIS)

Hi - I was getting ready to list one of my Polymorphic 8813 computers on ebay when I saw this website. I have 2 complete computers that were working when they were put into storage in my basement a few years ago but I am afraid to fire them up without some advice. I also have discs, software, keyboards, and manuals. I was hoping to start a dialog with an expert. Any help or advice you can supply would be greatly appreciated. - Steve

Don't panic if I don't answer an email right away. I don't check emails every day.


(Submitted June 14, 2007 12:36:55 by JERRY MCGOVERN)

I sold theP olymorphic System 8813 - 8810 and 88 in 1977 in Santa Barbara. I wrote the programs for many applications. I would like to get a new 8813 to continue the saga of the best computer! JERRY MCGOVERN


(Submitted February 27, 2007 12:34:43 by Michael Peterson)

Let me know when you have another show.

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