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From: James Willing <>
Date: Thu May 8 10:17:02 1997

On Thu, 8 May 1997, Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers wrote:

> On Wed, 7 May 1997, James Willing wrote:
> > On the other hand, Roy Scheider's character (Dr. Haywood Floyd) is seen
> > using an Apple IIc with the optional (and very expensive at the time) LCD
> > display while sitting on the beach in the movie "2010: The Year We Make
> > Contact". (or did I muck the title up?)
> Well, something tells me that the cost of the LCD display, however high
> it was, would have been peanuts in the prop and special effects budget.
> And apparently the idea was to use something that didn't look like it
> would be obsolete the week before the movie opened. The month after --
> well, that's another story.

True enough with regard to movie production budgets (and probably that
Apple traded gear for screen time/credits), but it was REAL hard to sell
a 'screen' that cost nearly as much as the computer in the 'real world'.

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