On 5/25/21 8:58 AM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote:
I believe that
enthusiastic and competent individuals will look after
valuable items much better than most museums can.
As one who does estate cleanups professionally, I have a wildly
And as someone who has had CHM paying my bills for 15 years and letting
me put out what I have on bitsavers, I do as well. You aren't going to
have people working full time on old computer preservation with proper
preservation facilities that will outlive their founders without funding
behind it. LOTS of funding. That was the reason the original Computer
Museum failed. No endowment. It was also why CHAC failed and its collection
ended up at History San Jose, with most of it being ecycled when they got
it. CHAC's collection was especially sad since before it went to HSJ it sat
on the ground in storage containers and was a mushroom farm.