DEC Legacy 2015 Pictures

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Tue Apr 14 04:31:28 CDT 2015

Hi Mark
              I think we would all like to live near the Lake District 
and an excuse to visit is always welcome.
Venue is easy. Slap in the middle = Birmingham.

Years ago DEC bought in market surveys as to the best place for shows. 
All had the same answer. Birmingham
London was too expensive and everywhere else remote or poor access.

What is the point of me having 20+ working DEC systems if I can't show 
them unless I become a long distance lorry driver?

Good luck for next year.
At least I can look at the pictures


On 14/04/2015 10:01, Mark Wickens wrote:
> Rod
> Where would you consider accessible in terms of major cities? This 
> question comes up every year and I'm open to suggestions, but it would 
> probably end up with me having a three hour drive instead. The problem 
> I'll have is the 'unknowns' of a new venue - we still have a few of 
> them here every year even though the event has run several times now 
> and it's a lot easier to get things sorted close to home.
> This year I've have folks come from South West England, Wales, Kent 
> and even Holland - and that included a substantial amount of kit. As 
> far as I know it's all survived (apart from a VT320 - but that died 
> before it left the building).
> Having said that I appreciate there is a not insubstantial expense in 
> travel and accommodation that would be mitigated if the event were 
> within a reasonable distance.
> Regards, Mark
> On 14/04/15 09:11, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>> It a pity its not somewhere more accessible.
>> I have plenty of DEC systems that run.
>> However a four hour drive would not do them or me any good.
>> Rod Smallwood
>> Digital Equipment Corporation (1973-1985)
>> On 14/04/2015 06:22, kirkbdavis at wrote:
>>> Man that 11/70 sure would look nice on my coffee table..
>>> On April 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM, "Mark Wickens" <msw at> wrote:
>>>> I've uploaded some photos from the 2015 DEC Legacy event:
>>>> Had a great time - already looking forward to the next one. Many
>>>> thanks to the
>>>> presenters (local and remote) and everyone who attended.
>>>> Regards, Mark.
>>>> p.s. yes, I will try and get a better gallery tool embedded into
>>>> the DEC
>>>> Legacy site. The drupal one I'm currently using sucks.

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