In 2014 the Society organised a group visit to the Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum
in Paderborn, Germany
Such was the success of this event that we have repeated it each spring,
visiting computer history museums throughout Europe.
In 2020, we are returning to our friends in Paderborn to see the
progress that has been made and to experience, once again,
the world’s largest computer museum.
The centrepiece of our visit will be our day at the Museum itself on
Saturday 18th April.
The plan is to foregather the previous evening for dinner in one of the excellent local
restaurants (everything you may have heard about German cuisine is wrong - it’s great)
and, in all likelihood, this will be repeated the following evening.
All CCS and TNMoC members and their guests are warmly invited.
Do join us.
It will be fun!
Hotel and travel arrangements are, of course, the responsibility of participants.
Our previous hotel,
the Arosa Hotel
in the Westernmauer is our planned base for the weekend.
There is an airport at Paderborn, but it is quite a long way out and flights
from the UK tend to be via Munich!
Flying to Dusseldorf or Dortmund and thence by rail to Paderborn
would appear to be a better bet.
Or perhaps take to the rails all the way from St Pancras.
A few of us are planning an excursion by rail on Sunday 19th
to (relatively) nearby Wuppertal to experience the well-known “Danglebahn”
(more properly the
– a unique suspended monorail railway)
and you are welcome to join us, of course.
As usual, Dan Hayton will be our organiser.
You should contact him at
so we know you’re coming.
If you bookmark www.computerconservationsociety.org/res.htm
in your browser, it should always redirect you to the latest
edition of Resurrection.
Hat tip to David Holdsworth for his suggestion.
Our friend, Prof. Martyn Thomas has written an interesting article in
The Guardian giving an historical perspective on the Y2K problem of 20 years ago.
Definitely worth a few minutes of your time.
Read it here.
New Year greetings to CCS members and indeed to any casual readers of this website.
As is our custom at this time of year, the Society is making an appeal for donations
(in lieu of membership fees) so that we can continue to support our computer
restoration projects and other related activities.
Our appeals letter can be found here.
The Society is grateful to everybody who is able support our work in this way.