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spungo
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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2006 21:14      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Went to this place a few weeks ago in Annapolis Royal, NS. Just a small museum, but full of many items from yesteryear - old Sinclairs, VIC 20s, and many older things that predate even me. If one finds oneself in Nova Scotia, this is where a geek must venture...

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2006 21:34      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There for a moment I thought there was a man with a ewe in my basement.

Welcome to this side of the pond.

CP

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2006 23:03      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
1 Kenbak belongs to a person in Tennessee that wants to remain annonymus
Steen?? [Roll Eyes]

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BooBooKitty

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2006 09:50      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Coooool! Reminds me of the Computer Museum in Boston. I haven't been there in ages, so I haven't a clue if they've added much to their collection or exhibits. :-)
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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2006 10:43      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
Coooool! Reminds me of the Computer Museum in Boston. I haven't been there in ages, so I haven't a clue if they've added much to their collection or exhibits. :-)

I believe it's all but closed. The old location certainly is, and I was quite disappointed by that fact some time ago. The one I was to years ago was very cool, with a computer exhibit you could walk through (and on, IIRC).

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2006 10:46      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
oh wow this takes me back. To the "REAL" orginal oregon trail.

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So this pic is leeched from some other poor saps web page. My first computer. Ahhhhh.

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Demosthenes
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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2006 12:53      Profile for Demosthenes     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow, Ashitaka, I don't remember Oregon Trail looking quite so much like a bandwidth-leech notice... [Roll Eyes]
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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2006 13:04      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Originally posted by Demosthenes:
Wow, Ashitaka, I don't remember Oregon Trail looking quite so much like a bandwidth-leech notice... [Roll Eyes]

That's because you have your browser transmitting the referer. [sic] [Wink]

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AgingAmigaoid
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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2006 15:26      Profile for AgingAmigaoid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
Coooool! Reminds me of the Computer Museum in Boston. I haven't been there in ages, so I haven't a clue if they've added much to their collection or exhibits. :-)

I believe it's all but closed. The old location certainly is, and I was quite disappointed by that fact some time ago. The one I was to years ago was very cool, with a computer exhibit you could walk through (and on, IIRC).
Boston's Museum closed but its collection was transfered to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View California.

The New Museum is a work in progress but worth a visit, especially for one of its speaker series events since I find the stories so much more interesting than the machines (The recent celebration of the PDP-1 is worth the download.)

If you are planning a trip to the West Coast then you can try planning around the Vintage Computer Festival 11/4-11/5 2006 at the Museum.

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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2006 23:17      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Went to this place a few weeks ago in Annapolis Royal, NS.

Cool beans, I grew up in the Annapolis Valley, Greenwood to be exact.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 27, 2006 05:31      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
<Crocodile-Dundee-voice>
That's not a vintage computer, THIS is a vintage computer
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Moe Monkey
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2006 14:07      Profile for Moe Monkey     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hunh. We were in Annapolis Royal a few times this summer (mother-in-law runs a restaurant there!), but I didn't know about the museum. I'm not sure my wife would have tolerated a visit, anyway, but next summer... [Wink]
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BooBooKitty

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2006 17:59      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by AgingAmigaoid:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
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Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
Coooool! Reminds me of the Computer Museum in Boston. I haven't been there in ages, so I haven't a clue if they've added much to their collection or exhibits. :-)

I believe it's all but closed. The old location certainly is, and I was quite disappointed by that fact some time ago. The one I was to years ago was very cool, with a computer exhibit you could walk through (and on, IIRC).
Boston's Museum closed but its collection was transfered to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View California.

The New Museum is a work in progress but worth a visit, especially for one of its speaker series events since I find the stories so much more interesting than the machines (The recent celebration of the PDP-1 is worth the download.)

If you are planning a trip to the West Coast then you can try planning around the Vintage Computer Festival 11/4-11/5 2006 at the Museum.

Awwwww!!! :-( Dat sux...Oh well.. next time I happen to be on the left coast...
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Tim Russell
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Icon 1 posted October 03, 2006 10:36      Profile for Tim Russell     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cool I found that place a couple of years ago when I was down home for a visit. I live in Chicagoland but I grew up in the town of Kentville in the valley.
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