The PC's Soviet?

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Wed Apr 29 19:39:35 1998

Doug Spence wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Apr 1998, Max Eskin wrote:
> > >> There were all kinds of small Apple cloners around, with various Apple
> > >> variety and fruit names ("Granny Smith", "McIntosh", "Pear", etc.). The
> >
> > Any lawsuits there with that second item?
> No, as far as I know, McIntosh didn't sue Apple for using such a similar
> name to theirs. :)
> Maybe that's why Apple changed the spelling! :)

Apple used the spelling I learned from my grandmother for the breed
of fruit grown most often in her part of New Hampshire. Well, my
part too during my high school years -- a hell of a place to dump an
unsuspecting Angeleno kid.

I still recall the Apple clones mostly being later than the TRS-80
knock-offs -- and the Byte article about the $15,000 Russian
version was not earlier than 1986 -- I remember which employer's
toilet I was sitting on when I read it.
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Wed Apr 29 1998 - 19:39:35 BST

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