Vintage Computer Festival: Show Of The Old Time Computers!
Have you ever been on old timers fair? Have you been amazed by the beauty and the elegance of the old cars? Well, now you have the same opportunity to do, but this time with old computers. Most people see computers from ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s as useless antiques from another time and dust collectors that serve for nothing. But many other people come every year to the Vintage Computer Festival to see the old computers like precious “old timers”.
This year’s Vintage Computer Festival was named Vintage Computer Festival East 9.1 and took place in Wall, New Jersey. The first Vintage Computer Festival happened in 1997 and every year many visitors from around the world come to see the collection of glass, plastic and circuitry as history and art.
It is an international event that celebrates the history of computing. The mission of the festival is to promote the conservation of “obsolete computers” and let people experience the technologies, people and stories that illustrate the remarkable story of the computer revolution.
The festival events offer archive of computer software, hardware, literature and ephemera. The organizers promote interest in researching and documenting the history of computer. They also promote the fun of playing with old computers. Visitors can also learn more about obsolete programming languages from the experts.
On this year’s festival there were historical lectures along with access to 35 exhibits displaying about 100 fully working computers from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.
Unlike the old cars festivals where you can’t touch nor you can’t drive the old cars, on this festival the computers are for people to try them out.
So if you are a technology lover we invite you to visit the Vintage Computer Festival and learn more about the revolution of computers.