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  Retro Tech Fair on Capitol Hill by Bill Degnan - 10/17/2011 20:51
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) holding a Tandy PC-5 handheld computer. IBM 5140 laptop displaying the 1986 Hacker Manifesto in the background. The new legislation is sponsored by Senators Kirk and Wyden (D-OR).


Retro Tech Fair and Press Conference On Need to Update Digital Surveillance
Law: Tuesday, October 18 at 11 am

The various "high tech" devices on display from and around the 1986 digital
era will spotlight just how far technology has advanced since ECPA was
originally passed. Devices from "brick" cell phones to full size working
versions of top computer models of that era will be present for
inspection.

What: Senators Call for Privacy Law Update // Tech Fair

When: Tuesday, Oct. 18th

Time: 11 a.m. EST

Where: Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 209


I was more or less the tech guy at this event made up mostly of reporters and members of various bi-partisan groups all looking to pass a bill to update the current privacy laws, which were passed in 1986. Thus the 1986 theme and vintage tech from 1986.


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  Articles and photos DC Retro Tech Fair by Bill Degnan - 10/19/2011 20:40
http://bit.ly/pVQRrW

http://kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=337





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  Photos from DC Tech Fair by Bill Degnan - 10/19/2011 20:50
1986 Apple IIGS, 1986 Casio FX-7000G, and 1986 Macintosh Plus.


The IBM 5140 Convertible laptop with external monitor (1986), Tandy PC-5 (1985/6), and the Amiga A500 with Dataflyer hard drive sidecar and Magnavox display (Jan 1987).


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  Video From DC Vintage Tech Fair by Bill Degnan - 10/21/2011 14:15

http://www.mcclatchydc.c...rs-call-for-update.html

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