The computer that was ahead of its time.
...Old friendships, stories, personal musings, special announcements and mini-presentations — and much more.
The personal and technical impact of the Nova.
Where: Denver, Colorado
When: October 22-24, 2018
What: Novas, Nostalgia & MORE...
Pictures and memorabilia from the "good ol' days"— shared anecdotes, stories and outright lies...
Played with working Nova, Nova 1200, Nova 3, and Nova 4 computers running original DOS, RDOS and MP/OS - hardware and software that some even designed! Pampered our nostalgia with languages like Assembler, BASIC, ALGOL, FORTRAN IV, FORTRAN 5, DG/L, Pascal and others.
Relived the original Nova Spacewar! demonstration for the 1968 FJCC .
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Social reception (appetizers, bar)
9:00 AM: Nova - The First 50 Years
10:00 AM: Designing the Dream
11:00 AM: The Nova Series - The Best Gets Better
12:00 AM: Lunch and Friends
1:00 PM: Software Rules! A Personal Nova 840 Perspective
2:00 PM: Sales - the Wild, Wild West
3:00 PM: Paths Not Taken: Dead Designs and Dreams
4:00 PM: The Elusive Bird
6:00 PM: dinner
8:00 PM and later: Social time - Tales & Ales
9:00 AM: Buzzards to Eagles
10:00 AM: Soft Ride in a Hard Market: From 16 to 32 Bits
11:00 AM: Untold Personal Stories
12:00 AM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Awards, Prizes and Bragging
2:00 PM: Announcements: Novas and Software and Museums, Oh My!
3:00 PM: Nova - The Next 50 Years
Some of the computers demonstrated...
And some of the Nova designers, users and lovers...
Are you ready for the NOVA 100-year anniversary celebration...?