This weekend is Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) West, Will be held in person at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This is the complete schedule of events.
If you are in the area, please participate in the two-day event proudly sponsored by Hackaday to start your reverse calculation. who knows? You may end up communicating with the original system developers, who will eventually be free to talk about the past.
For example: Hackaday’s own Bil Herd will be discussed on site The new brigadier in the history book He wrote with Margaret Moribito. Other speakers include Bob Purvy, who will discuss his novel about Xerox Stars. This is no ordinary history book—it uses fictional characters to interpret real events. Another lecture delved into the history of computerized tic-tac-toe games, and another lecture will cover the use of an oscilloscope to recover a lost floppy disk. Finally, Liza Loop will tell the history of educational computing to end the weekend talks.
There are also many exhibitions on the schedule, including rare computers from Japan and analog calculations from the 1960s. Don’t forget, you are in the Computer History Museum, so there should not be any near dull moments. have fun!