Small Computer Museum Entities [ Was: Re: MFM Emulator ]

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Thu Oct 8 14:51:12 CDT 2015

CH is pretty nasty right now. We're trying to use my friend's old basement
office apartment to get this started. He has been there for years and it's
very cheap-- for now.

Seattle has gotten ridiculous, so if the building sells or the rent goes
up, most of the gear will get packed away once again. A definite risk
factor, but hopefully by then we will at least have produced an active

Or maybe it's all doomed from the get-go; only one way to find out-- It's
all conjecture until I get around to moving my ass... :)

We are quite close, just need to clean, move in a few more systems, and
figure out the initial access structure.

Any local folk interested in participating should ping me off-list.

- Ian

On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 12:37 PM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:

> On 10/8/15 11:38 AM, Ian Finder wrote:
> We do not intend to overlap with a big, professional museum like CHM or
>> LCM. Rather think of this as a kind of a maker-space for old systems; There
>> is a lot of interest in Seattle- largely people from the software industry-
>> who would love to code something on a real PDP 11, Symbolics or a Xerox or
>> a 3B2 / BLIT, but aren't equipped to handle care and feeding of these sorts
>> of machines.
> Good. There have been false starts for something similar down here for at
> least five years
> The problem is real estate has become insanely expensive here, so it is
> tough to get traction.
> I have a good friend that lived on CH in the 90's, and it sounds like
> things are getting bad up there
> too.

   Ian Finder
   (206) 395-MIPS
   ian.finder at

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