Classic Computer Rescue Squad

From: Marvin <>
Date: Mon Nov 10 09:39:08 1997

Roger Merchberger wrote:

> Holy-Moly -- something I've not heard about yet on the list -- Page 35
> there's an ad for "Introducing the Micro-Altair -- The complete Computer
> System that requires just a keyboard and TV monitor for use." Kool.

Great job, I have been looking for that article, the May 1976 Byte? The
Micro-Altair is more commonly known as the Poly 88 and was the first machine
I am aware of built by Polymorphic Systems here in Santa Barbara. The name
was changed to Poly 88 after Ed Roberts of Mits objected to the name Altair
being used. It was packaged in an orange chassis and I think it has also
been referred to as a "toaster", probably because of its shape.
Received on Mon Nov 10 1997 - 09:39:08 GMT

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