New logo: Vintage Computer Federation

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Wed Oct 14 15:53:56 CDT 2015

> On Oct 14, 2015, at 4:50 PM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
> On 10/14/2015 2:36 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 10/14/2015 11:04 AM, ben wrote:
>>> On 10/14/2015 8:15 AM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>>>> OK so if we agree there are three classes computer Namely
>>>> Micro,Mini, and Mainframe. It follows that there must be three
>>>> classes of vintage computer. We dont need patches with pictures but
>>>> it should say what type of system we major in *snip*
>>> As I am building a 70's TTL computer in a FPGA, you forgot Home
>>> Brew. The hardest part is finding parts for the FPGA, sure I can use
>>> 74XXX but was it out in 1975-76? Ben.
>> You forgot "midicomputer".  Once a very hot thing, long ago...sigh.
> What is a midi-computer?
>> --Chuck

Something a bit bigger than a mini.  I think some marketeers tried to use that term for their answer to the VAX.  It obviously didn't go very far, given that hardly anyone remembers the term.  I'm not sure who specifically used it.  Prime, perhaps?


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