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A message from
Mr. Lynol...

"Oh, hello! I didn't see you there. I was too busy counting obsolete sticks of RAM"
-Lynol hard at work in his luxury office at the SlumassCo Building

Dear friends, thank you for visiting the VTC’s great website.
As I look out the windows of my massive office in the basement of the SlumassCo building in Bridgeport, gazing across the courtyard of dirt and rubble to the other side of this building, which the VTC also holds tenancy, I think of how much the Vintage Technology Club has grown from our humble beginnings in the Upstairs Media Center (hereafter referred to as the UMC). Some 13 years ago, our great organization was just a fledgling outcast computer group known only as “Lynol’s Office” and comprising of only a few people worth remembering. Equipped with only a salvaged Apple IIe and Apple Macintosh 512Ke, we set up shop and set out to change the world of computing as we knew it. Back before it was “cool” and “hip” to interest oneself in any form of vintage computing, we set out to change the perception people had of the “old” computer that had been cast aside for the latest and greatest thing. Also, we had, like, NO money.  The concept of a computer club “without rules” intrigued many other outcast students who felt the school’s own “Technology” “Club” was just a hangout for freaks and weirdos who liked web design, and nothing else. (As you can plainly see, we have no interest in web design). By spring 2000, our little group had amassed as many as 10 people, and our first of many office expansions had begun. Sprawling outwards we took over the remaining area along that one wall of the UMC, adding a few more Apples and one 486. Also around that time, we were drafting our club charter that would make us officially recognized; from then after we were known as the Vintage Technology club.

The original office in 2000

                The 2000-2001 school year brought many challenges and triumphs, but throughout all, the club endured, and even prospered. We outgrew our office area, and moved westward to a larger, safer area on the other side of the UMC. However, after a few months there, the membership had grown to nearly 20, and we had outgrown our space once again. We made an agreement with the A/V club and moved into an unused office in the spring of 2001. Now known as the AVTC, we rode out the rest of the year with slightly more rules, but more privacy. At this point I don’t think anyone was going to class anymore. Of course, all good things must come to an end, and in the fall of 2001, I left the area, and the club was taken over by the A/V director.  Now known as the EX-VTC, many new rules were enforced, including the new no Christmas rule, and as a result, the membership dropped off. Most of the founding members graduated high school in spring of 2002, at which point the VTC was taken private. Since that time, the VTC has expanded greatly. We now have over 1,000 employees in over 1 countries. We opened the state of the art Vintage Technology Center for researching old junk in 2007 thanks largely to a grant from L.O.A.F. (Loafer’s of America Foundation). That same year, we opened an office in Detroit (still not exactly sure what they do there) and in 2008 we moved our headquarters from Trumbull to the building we now occupy here in Bridgeport, CT. This move afforded us the opportunity for future expansion into any of the 9 unleased floors of this spacious 10 floor building should we need more room.  The years since then have been filled with bests of times and worsts of times, but like the original VTC pioneers, we’ve endured. In 2011 we made the decision to shut down our Transfer Station Research Project in Trumbull due to lack of incoming new "merchandise" from "customers". Just recently, we lost our server to “Superstorm” Sandy; we shut it down ahead of the storm and then it wouldn’t turn back on, so were forced to upgrade to a “new” server, which, in traditional VTC fashion, was scammed out of some sucker in trade for a 10 year old Dell.


                In closing, I would like to thank you for your support of our organization (whatever it does) and may we continue prosper and grow, someday reaching the level of a corporate juggernaut, with too many employees and real property to accurately keep track of, but having enough money to not have to give a shit about it.

To the future of vintage computing!
ALL HAIL THE VINTAGE TECHNOLOGY CLUB! ALL HAIL LYNOL, OUR MALEVOLENT LEADER! –oh, um… excuse me for that last part won’t you?

 In solidarity,




Dennis' Project Site
This part of the site was done in 2002 for an HTML class at Porter & Chester Institute, the biggest dump in New England!

CLICK HERE to check out our original Geocities web site from 2000!

CLICK HERE to see a page of all our old, forgotten about, half finished, abandoned, and all-around useless web pages we found!


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