On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 20:11 -0400, Evan wrote:
That isn't the point, Pete.
The point is: everyone knows the VCF is Sellam's thing
and it would be really lame for someone else to make
an event and call it a VCF.
It would also just be dumb even if it weren't
Sellam (and me and Hans and Pat) have done around 20 VCFs so
far and we learned a LOT from the experience, so whoever is
serious about making a new VCF would be wise to work with
Sellam's organization, not around or against it.
I have put on a large computer show, albeit not with the "vintage"
aspect playing the major role, several times. Once as the organizer of
a hobbyist show, and about a dozen times as a representative of a
displaying company in a professional show. It's lots of work. And, if
we ignore the whole trans-Atlantic issue, I'd be happy to put on another
one for a good cause. However, I have had dealings with Sellam, and I
have only found a couple of people in my entire life who are as
personally abusive. I would certainly NEVER get involved in something
as complex and long-lasting as a computer show with him, and I suspect
others know him even better than I. This might be a factor in nobody
else wanting to put on a UK show.
Warren E. Wolfe
warren at databasics.us