From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Sat Dec 12 20:50:01 1998

On 13 Dec 1998, David Freibrun wrote:

> If any of you would like to contribute to this effort send me your ideas!

Despite the fact that the Altair is way overblown, this is a nice
collection of info! I hadn't seen that 1995 LA Times article before.
In it, Ed Roberts says that 40,000-50,000 Altairs were made, which is
higher than other estimates I've heard.

You might consider adding repair/restoration information to your site
since Altairs didn't work so hot it the 70's, people will probably have
trouble getting theirs to work today!

Of course, if you wanted to add information about earlier personal
computers, or even earlier microcomputers, I'm sure your visitors would
appreciate the perspective. As Dave Dameron noted earlier, the first
organized personal computer user groups and newsletters appeared as early
as 1966 with ACS, and as I've mentioned several times previously, there
are several personal computers and even personal robots that go back to
around 1950.

I'm surfing from Lynx right not, so I can't play audio. Were any of those
Fool on the Hill audio clips on your site produced by an Altair a la Steve

-- Doug
Received on Sat Dec 12 1998 - 20:50:01 GMT

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