Keywords are not false advertising

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sun Dec 13 19:29:08 1998

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998 wrote:

> Lets take my gold 8080 for example. (It is over 10 years old so it is on
> topic). While I would list it under CPUs my title would say something like
> "Beautiful Gold Intel 8080 Microprocessor, Rare!
> foam in a clear plastic box. I know some of the list would quibble over the
> term 'Rare'. I have no real idea of the rarity. However after working with a
> scrapper for years my guess is they 'are' rare.

Rare? I have probably 50 8080's manufactured before 1980 in my collection
alone. Rare is definitely unwarranted, as is the case with most ebay
auctions that scream "RARE!!!!!" in their headings.

> Whoever sold the emulator asked themselves who might buy this item and how do
> I connect with them. They obviously thought that people searching for S100,
> Imsais and Altairs would be interested. You don't have much room in the title
> box. In my example above I might not have room for 'microprocessor'. It is
> unfortunate that English gets left behind in the process. This also comes from
> the poor job that schools today are teaching English.

No, I think this comes more from a lack of integrity. He also implied it
was an S100 emulator. Like I said, this item had nothing to do with
emulating an S-100 bus, and didn't really have much to do with an Altair
or IMSAI for that matter either. Trying to find some way to justify it is
like trying to find some way to say Clinton didn't lie under oath. You
can't, so accept the facts.

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