Australian Computer Museum Society Inc - a Registered Educational CHARITY.
ACMS update - 297th January, 2015 (jag). The ACMS was 20 years last September - we did not celebrate - too busy trying to secure funding for rents.
The old EMI building at 6-18 Parramatta Rd, Homebush has now been demolished.
Many thanks to those who helped in the move to Villawood. Especially the Massive Office Furniture Outlet who were moving to Smithfield at the same time.
And the Villawood Fruit Shop who helped unload the ute and van on many occasions.
Historic note - the last items moved downstairs in the goods lift on 30th June, were the two very heavy 'Bailey Controls' cabinets. There was a worry that the very old lift may not stop at the ground floor and end up stuck in the pit.
Now in 2015 - a free Calendar - print it out [best on A3 paper] and impress your colleagues.
Again with a BONUS extra month (for holiday planning).
Still our first 2014 Newsletter, click here to download the PDF.
And also our second Newsletter, click here to download the PDF. Contributions are sought for our coming newsletter.
Keep in touch easily by joining our Yahoo Group at firstname.lastname@example.org for free.
Note - the AGM was held 31st May, no changes to the Exeutive.
ACMS Vacancies - real HELP wanted
We still need the following in 2014:-
a PUBLICITY Pedant,
a MARKETING Mogul,
a PROMOTIONS Puppy,
a SPONSORSHIP Supremo,
and before you ask if this is one position or four - the answer is YES.
The major requirements are to assist in the preparation of funding proposals and/or generating publicity and/or corporate sponsorship for a National Computer Heritage and Learning Centre. We anticipate an enthusiastic trainee wanting some work experience or a retired PR executive who needs a change or challenge. Work from home is expected.
The Alan TURING Year was celebrated on ABC Radio National Science Show on 16 June 2012. Listen here.
11th September, 2011 was the 55th anniversary of the
official 'switch-on' of UTECOM at the University of NSW.
2012-2013 is the bicentenary of Charles Babbage's first thoughts to mechanise computing. Some of Babbage's work .
2013 is the centennial of the Sir George JULIUS Tote - internationally recognised as the world's FIRST Multi-User, Real-Time, Computer even though it was electro-mechanical. [He was also the first CSIRO Chairman] A working demonstration version is being built. Some TOTE images.
In October, 2012 our Treasurer attended the Internet Governance Forum in Canberra. As preparation for the forum, John GEREMIN prepared three discussion papers:-
Click on the title or contact John for a copy of any or all of these discussion papers. Note: the ideas presented by John are not necessarily those of the ACMS Inc.
COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, INQUIRIES, etc -- Please contact us or simply send a quick email to - acms @ acms . org . au
As of Sept/Oct/Nov-2010 we are campaigning for space in buildings 201 and 208 at the old Callan Park Hospital site. Please visit the website Callan Park Master Plan and post your support for a Computer Heritage Centre on the site.
We have asked for advice and received many suggestions for locations to
ANNIVERSARIES - not so important
SUPPORTERS and LINKS
We DID get offers - to move to Brisbane, Perth or Ballarat - but nowhere in the Sydney region. WHY is that?
At the last possible moment some ACMS members took a lease on a small warehouse in Minto. This will be safe only until early 2015.
URGENT - We have about 500 square metres of items needing a home. If you can help with funding, or warehouse space, or a location where the ACMS could build a big shed, please get in touch with ACMS President, John DEANE. Gifts to ACMS are fully tax deductible.