They’re alive! At the Vintage Computer Festival East, fans keep the great machines of the past running.
VCF East took place April 15-17 at the InfoAge Science Center in Wall, New Jersey. Computers on display included a fully restored and working Apple 1, an Altair 8800, and a host of 8- and 16-bit machines, including a collection of (mostly unlicensed) Apple II clones from around the world and an array of Commodore 64s upgraded to do things like control the lights in your home. Speakers included the legendary Ted Nelson, the man who invented the words hypertext and hypermedia, among other contributions to our modern digital lexicon.
VCF Europa takes place in Munich from April 30 to May 1st, while VCF West is taking place at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley on August 6-7.