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Not one of us, BUT an IT pioneer
in every sense
of the word: Gene Amdahl,
Pioneer of Main Frame Computing, died at age
- December 3, 11 AM:
Annual UNIVAC Old Timers' Reunion at the Lost
Spur in Eagan instead of the Ft. Snelling Officers' Club
- notices were emailed. Send a note to
if you didn't get it or leave a message on
his home phone; 651-483-3709. Sandwiches will be $8
w/chips; ham, turkey, or beef. PLEASE, we do need
a sandwich count ahead of time - deadline is
November 30! As of 11/21,
159 are coming and 92 won't make it this year. [11/21/2015]
- December 10, 3:30
PM: Annual VIP Club Christmas
Dinner/Dance at the Lost Spur in Eagan,
reservations and fee required.
Details also in section 3 below.
Monday, Feb. 15 2016,
at the University of Pennsylvania and around
Philadelphia at tbd locations - celebrations of
the 70th Anniversary of the 1946 dedication of
ENIAC. Send your comments about that event to
firstname.lastname@example.org - he'll send a
compendium of MN notes to the organizers.
- For your 2016 calendar/electronic device: Our first
social program of the new year will be
February 10 at 7 PM
at UNISYS, Roseville. April 20 will be the Volunteer Recognition
lunch at Joseph's. May 6
will be the Roseville Good Old
Days at the Mermaid.
May 13 will be Syttende Mai luncheon at
Casper's. November 18
will be UNIHOGS at Casper's. [11/21/2015]
to post items in this section. TOP Δ
3. Next Event Summary
December 10, 3:30 PM (Thursday):
The VIP Club Board invites you to our Annual
Christmas Dinner/Dance at the Lost Spur Country Club in Eagan.
We suggest that you to make
reservations early to get priority seating with friends.
Reservation requests with your check of $20.00 per person
should be mailed to Bill Galle before
using the on-line form. The form is also available in our
November and December newsletters. Our agenda for the
3:30 PM –
Initial social time with nametag check in, hors
d’oeuvres, & cash bar;
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Enjoy an elegant sit
down dinner with salad, vegetable, your choice of entrée,
and dessert selection;
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Introduction of guests and the 2016 VIP Club Board; and
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM Music for your
listening and/or dancing pleasures by a one-man band, Mr.
Section 6.10 below has GPS and driving directions
4. Article for the Month:
Please send email@example.com
your candidate article for future consideration.
December: We've posted
a letter to Ole
and Measuring Success = Volunteer Hours!
Recapping a Decade of IT Legacy Committee
November: Employed 60 Years! -
innovation legend personified.
This paper includes the 1991 organization chart
of VP Bill Marberg.
October: This month we have a
doublet; the 1980 Clyde
engineering organization (when the VIP Club
the 1961 Noel Stone
engineering organization (when Lowell was
Computers paper is a collection of inputs from
almost a dozen people who recall applications
for NASA, the Navy, the Marines, and others.
Previous 'Article for the Month' items are listed and linked on the Legacy Project, Documents
now 115 items since April, 2007.
5. Site Update Log*
November 21: Updated the next event section 3
above. Also, fixed a couple of typos on two
ENIAC discussion pages.
November 10: Did some error corrections and
archived the October 2015 newsletter, see
page 7 section 3.
October 28: Posted December Article for the
month above and the 2015
obit list on page 39.
October 20: Added sections 3.6, 4, and 5 to page
53, 18-bit computers. Added three new ENIAC
history links to section 6.1 of page 80,
Contacts and Links. Archived the
September newsletter in section 3 of
Newsletters, page 7. Revised the Newsletters
page introduction. Changed page 80 URL from
Links.html to Contacts-Links.html and updated
October 14: Corrected the spelling of Patuxent
River on 9 pages. Corrected the nomenclature of
aircraft mentioned on this site by inserting a
dash, i.e. P-3C vice P3C. Added a Christmas
Dinner Registration information as
94, a sub-tab of the
Contacts & Links page. Updated the next
event, section 3 of this page. Posted the November Article for the
month above and on page 15; the IT Legacy,
Documents tab. Posted the Christmas Dinner
reservation form as page 94, a sub-tab of the
Contacts & Links page.
September 30: Updated the UNIHOGs/UNITURKEYs
flyer linked from section 2 above and from
section 4.1 or page 8.
September 17: Posted the October 'Article for
the Month' links in section 4 above and on page
15. Posted the next event summary in section 3
above. Redefined section 5 of page 80 as
IT Technology Education and
shuffled links accordingly. Removed old venues
from section 6 below. Added section 4.1.5 to
page 54, 16-bit Computers.
August 17: Added Rowayton,
Connecticut link to section 6.3 of the Contacts
and Links page. Posted the September 'Article
for the Month' in section 4 of this page and in
section 3 of page 15. Archived the June
July 15: Updated the next event section of this
page. Updated the IT Legacy, pg 10 Introduction.
Updated section 4 of the Systems, Airborne page.
Update the People, A-B with section 2.4; Alden
Allen's career summary. Added section 6.12 to
this page. Archived February thru April, 2015 of
this Site Update Log.
July 4: Added ICU to section 4.3 of the
Computer, 16-bit page.
October 2007 through
June 2015 chronology
of previous updates is in printer definition format (pdf).
*As of November 2009, changes to the Announcements section of this home page are not listed. TOP Δ
6. Venue Directions:
6.1 Unisys Plant 4 in Roseville: Set your GPS unit to Roseville MN, 2470 Highcrest Road. From Hwy 35W north; exit onto W County Rd C to go west a mile, then turn left onto Walnut St. Then turn right onto Terminal Road for half a block, turn right at Highcrest Rd. to building entrance. From 35W south, exit on Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd off ramp, turn left, drive under the freeway, then turn right onto Walnut St. Follow it 0.8 mi north then turn left on Terminal Road. Go ½ block and enter the UNISYS parking lot on the right. From Hwy 36 east, drive west until 36 joins Hwy 35W just past Hwy 280, then exit at the Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd. off ramp of 35W. Go north on St. Anthony Blvd. to Walnut St. [the first street on the right]. Turn right onto Walnut Street. From Hwy 280 northbound, use left lane exit just past County Rd B for Terminal road access [St Croix St.] Turn left at Terminal Rd, then 1.5 mi. to Highcrest Rd.
6.2 Unisys MACS in Eagan: Set your GPS unit to Eagan MN, 3199 Pilot Knob Road. From Hwy 35E take the Pilot Knob Road exit ramp. Then go north on Pilot Knob Road about ½ mile to Tower View Road. We use the Unisys north parking lot and the visitor entrance thereby.
6.3 Lawshe Museum in South St. Paul: Set your GPS unit to South Saint Paul, 130 Third Avenue - note map inset at right. From the Roseville area, take Hwy 36 to I-35E south toward downtown St. Paul. Get into the left lane then take the I-94/Hwy 52 left exit to merge onto Hwy 52 going south. 3.4 miles later, take the Butler Ave exit and turn left. Go 0.7 mi and turn right onto MN156 S. After 1.8 mi, turn right onto Grand Ave. W – Drive up the hill a block and turn left; the parking lot is then 400 ft. on the left. From the Eagan area, take I494 toward the Mississippi river then take exit #65 onto 7th Ave. Turn left and drive a mile to South view Blvd, turn right at the light. After 0.3 mi, turn left onto 3rd Ave – the museum parking lot is then 0.2 mi on the right.
6.4 Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil: Set your GPS unit to Eagan, MN,
1303 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100. From Roseville area, take 35E south through St. Paul then exit to the west onto I-494. Then take exit 71 for Co Rd 31 (Pilot Knob Road) and go south.
Turn left onto Corporate Center Drive, then when you see the LMCO sign, turn left, start up the hill then turn left into the parking log - drive through the parking lot to the west side of the building and turn left into that parking lot section. Enter the building through the west door. From Minneapolis or Bloomington, get onto 494 going East then take exit 71 onto Pilot Knob Road going south - then follow the
Corporate Center Drive instructions above.
6.5 Highland Park: Set your GPS unit to St Paul, 1200 Montreal Ave. From the Roseville area; take 36 to 35E going south through the city, exit at W 7th (Hwy 5) and turn right. After three blocks angle right onto Montreal Ave and drive uphill ½ mile. The Pavilion is on the left. From the Eagan area take 35E north toward St. Paul, exit at W 7th (Hwy) 5 and turn left. Proceed to Montreal Ave angling right and drive ½ mile. From St. Paul, find Snelling Avenue, drive south to Montreal Ave then turn left. Drive ¼ mile to Pavilion on right.
6.6 Casper's Cherokee House in Eagan:
Set your GPS to Eagan MN, 4625 Nicols Road, From I35E, take the Cliff Road exit and go West to Nicols, turn left. From Cedar Ave, take the Cliff Road exit, go East to Nicols, then turn right.
6.7 Mermaid in New Brighton: Set your GPS unit to Moundsview, MN - 2200 CR 10. From Roseville, Minneapolis, and other southwest points - take I35W north then at exit 28C take ramp right for CR10, cross over the bridge then turn left onto Co. Rd H. From Eagan and southeast points - take I35E north to I694 West, keep in the right lane for Hwy 10, get into the left lane, cross over I35W then turn left onto Co Rd H.
6.8 Charles Babbage Institute: Set your GPS address to 222 - 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455. The walking location is Room #211 in the Andersen Library second floor. For parking, the closest is lot C86/the Law School lot that has shared contract and visitor parking. A parking alternate site is the city parking next to the Marriott Courtyard hotel, formerly Holiday Inn at seven corners. This is about 1.5 blocks to the west of CBI, 1 block east of the I35W Washington Avenue freeway exit.
6.9 Joseph's Grill in St. Paul:
Set your GPS address to St Paul, MN - 140 Wabasha St S 55107.
From the Roseville area take
35E South toward St Paul, get into the left lane and exit onto
Hwy 52 going south. After crossing the Mississippi river,
take the ramp right for Lafayette Rd toward Plato Blvd.
right onto Plato (west) for 0.2 mi then turn right onto Wabasha
(north). After 1/2 mi, Joseph's will be on the right. From the Eagan area take 35E
north to I494 east to Hwy 52 going north. Take the ramp right for Lafayette Road then turn left (west) onto Plato Blvd.
After 0.7 mi, turn right (north) onto Wabasha, Joseph's will be on the right after 1/2 mi.
6.10 Lost Spur in
Set your GPS to St Paul, 2750 Sibley Memorial
Hwy, 55121 or take exit #98 off I-35E onto Lone Oak Road. Go west
across Pilot Knob Road and then down the hill to Hwy 13. Turn right
and proceed north ~ ½ miles to the Lost Spur (City View)
entrance on the right.
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