Michael Crestohl reports Steve Finberg of Cambridge, who started "Swapfest, the Flea at MIT" in 1985 and ran it for 35 years, died Friday.
That was 35 years, 8 shows a year, always the third Sunday of the month, April through October. I don’t recall it ever being canceled. An outstanding accomplishment! "The Flea" produced many amazing treasures over the years, things you would find nowhere else. You never know what you will find at "M.I.T.", an event that was highly popular with amateur radio operators and electronics enthusiasts in the Northeast.
Coronavirus meant the cancellation of the Flea last year, but organizers have tentatively scheduled one for Aug. 15.
Finberg, an MIT graduate, worked as an electronics engineer at Draper Labs.
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