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ALE SOLSTICE SOCIAL– 7pm Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010!

Filed at 8:23 pm under by Ruscetta

‘Tis the season where our regular Emory Law School venue is
commandeered by students taking finals, thus providing our
group with a great excuse to get out of our “shells” and party…

Announcing the third annual
ALE SOLSTICE SOCIAL
a Family Friendly celebration taking place
7:00pm to 11:00pm on
Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Our event is being hosted by Geoffrey Myers at the
Chestnut Hill Community Clubhouse
5184 Lupine Ln NW
Acworth, GA 30102-6940

(near i75 at i575 in Cherokee county).

This is a BRING YOUR OWN WHATEVER event,
so all contributions of beverages and munchies for
yourself or for the sharing will be most welcome.
Note that the facility has a large gas grill that will
be fired up and available to satisfy the cooking needs
of both carnivores and fans of charred veggies.

Also, as a followup to November’s ALE Central
presentation on Classic Computing with David
Greelish, the evening will feature an
ANTIQUE TEQUENOLOGY SMACK DOWN!
Party goers are encouraged to bring along the
most obscure and antiquated systems, peripherals
and gadgets they can dig out of their piles of
old school techno-junk for a little “Stump the
Graybeards” show and tell contest of
“What the heck IS that thing, anyway?”
The three owners of the items judged most unique by
the crowd will win a KURO BOX PRO Linux NAS
(or whatever you want) box, courtesy of David Hamm.

RSVP helpful but not required. Also, help
with setup at 6pm, cleanup at 11pm, as well
as donations of $5 to $10 toward the $70 venue
rental will all be greatly appreciated. Please
email Geoffrey Myers to RSVP or volunteer
to assist with setup or cleanup.

ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

Filed at 3:00 pm under by Ruscetta

Our Featured Presentation at the ALE Central meeting
for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 7:30pm will be
“Defining the Third Tier in Personal Computing”

presented by avid computer technology historian
and collector, David Greelish

Synopsis:
– The presentation will be exploring the question of
“What is the third tier in personal computing?”.
The first tier was the desktop computer. The second tier
was defined by the laptop, but what exactly is the third
tier? This personal computing category has been largely
indeterminate for over two decades and defining it
presents some interesting challenges. David will also be
discussing computer history in general, showcasing a few
significant desktop computers, a number of handheld
and palmtop / PDAs, with Q & A welcomed.

Bio:
– David Greelish is a long time computer history enthusiast
and collector. He started the Historical Computer Society in
1992, and began creating a newsletter about old computers
in 1993 called Historically Brewed. He now runs
classiccomputing.com where he blogs, produces
a video podcast, and is recording an excellent book into a
free audio book podcast - Stan Veit’s History of the Personal
Computer. David has also started creating a local user group
to meet and play with vintage machines, and is planning to
start the first annual Classic Computing Expo next year.

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We will be meeting in our usual Gambrel Hall room 1C venue.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).