VCF West?

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Fri Aug 2 15:22:40 CDT 2019

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 4:19 PM Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at>

> >> our legendary VCF consignment sale,
> On Thu, 1 Aug 2019, Ali via cctalk wrote:
> > Maybe at the other meets (e.g. MW or Pacific NW) but the last few times
> not so much at VCFW. Last year I bought some stuff because Fred
> specifically brought stuff for me.
> I don't know about "legendary"; I'd reserve that for Sellam's early events
> which were more like a flea market plus exhibits.  BUT, I was very pleased
> with how consignment was managed last year.   I was surprised at how
> thoroughly the "FREE" table cleared.
> >> great food
> > Yeah..... Not quite ;)
> Well, it wasn't bad.  Not great; but OK.
> Much like Diogenes' favorite wine :-)
> >> , and incredible company/friends!
> > This now be true!
> And how!
> > Honestly the exhibits are great, the CHM access is an awesome bonus and
> > do what I do eat off site...
> > Unfortunately I will be missing it this year.
> It's a maybe whether I can manage to get there this year.
> But, I won't be able to take a carload of stuff.
> > p.s. Is this one of those thread jacking incidence you were talking
> about? ;)
> Well, announcement of Apple Ones is certain to bring about arguments about
> the machine.  I think that one is well worth $666.66   but not what people
> are paying for them.
> This "thread jacking" continuous heading off on tangents is the basis of
> Vannevar Bush's dislike of hierarchical organization of information, Ted
> Nelson's "Hypertext", and Berners-Lee's WWW.
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred                 cisin at

As if anyone needed any further incentive to come to VCF, but I dragged
along a couple of personal items for consignment just in case anyone needed
any /enticement/:

- Terak 8510
- Xerox 6085 ("Daybreak")

Now you all have to come and buy my stuff (so I can fund a computer rescue,

- Josh

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