Dr. Dobbs..

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Tue Dec 8 02:02:00 1998

On Tue, 8 Dec 1998 DaveyGF_at_aol.com wrote:

> Could you photocopy articles, and advertisements pertaining to Altair? Gates
> open letter to hobbyists about piracy? I will gladly take those.

There's a copy of the Gates letter here:

If you'd like to send me *private* mail with specific issues/articles
you're looking for, I can probably help you with your Altair fixation :-)

BTW, I took a look at your web site. As you probably know, the $12,100
Altair didn't sell, and it makes it more difficult for *enthusiasts* and
preservationists to get their own Altairs when such misperceptions are out
there. In fact, there are collectors on this list who don't even feel
comfortable discussing machines in their collection because of the
speculator interest such machines attract. This is a Bad Thing.

You also position MITS as an innovator in the calculator market on par
with HP. HP started making calculators in 1968, and I think it's safe to
say that HP's 1968 *calculator* was more sophisticated and innovative than
MITS' 1975 *computer*. And HP's 1972 desktop computer had BASIC built-in
several years before Gates et al decided to try to make money by selling
their me-too product.

-- Doug
Received on Tue Dec 08 1998 - 02:02:00 GMT

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