RetroChallenge 2018/04 Opens

The 2018/04 RetroChallenge is now taking entries for their event.   RetroChallenge is an bi-annual event sponsored by John W. Linville in an effort to further the retro computing hobby.   Entry rules pretty much sum up the feeling of the event:

it is a bit like the opposite of Global Thermonuclear War — the only way to lose is not to play…

The contest allows entries which are for any computer system which is older than 10 years and in the case of gaming consoles and PDA’s, they have to be in the pre- year 2000 category in order to qualify.

According to their website,

It is about that time of year again! Who is ready for another round of RetroChallenge?!?!?!

Enter Now

If you plan to join us in the RC2018/04 competition, now is the time to make yourself known. Feel free to refer to our “RetroChallenge Rules” page for reminders, but the basics are “do something interesting with an old computer, and blog about it for month”. Whatever you are going to do, please send me an email describing:

  1. Your name (or alias);
  2. Your picture (or I’ll find something online);
  3. Your Twitter handle (if applicable);
  4. Your blog location (for project updates); and
  5. A brief synopsis of your project.

I likely will produce an entrants list that looks a bit like the one from RC2017/10, so use that as a guide for the level of information needed. Please send the information requested above to me via email to linville at tuxdriver dot com — figuring-out how to decode that address is your first test…

Let’s Get Going!

Well, then, that’s all for now — just under 4 weeks until the start of the competition! Currently I do not have any prize donations to announce, but I am hopeful as always that our retro-oriented friends will come through with some great prize offerings. I do have a couple of items in-hand, and probably I can dig-up another thing or two around here. Don’t worry! Remember, the competition is it’s own reward… 🙂

Anyway, get your entry to me, order your parts, and make any necessary preparations. April will soon be here!

For more information about the current rendition of RetroChallenge, Check their website at:
http://www.retrochallenge.org/

You can also follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrochallenge

About the Author

billm

A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.
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