Keywords are not false advertising

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Dec 14 00:48:13 1998

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Doug Yowza wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:
> > > Ah, the Beehive. I gave Sam a cool one from 1974 or so with a huge
> > > detachable keyboard and joystick. I love their logo, but I'm not sure I
> > > get it: a bee in diapers? The bee and beehive are associated with Utah,
> > > the Beehive State, but why diapers?
> >
> > I seem to remember that costing me $10 so "gave" is inaccurate :)
> Sorry, I'm getting used to ClintonSpeak. Define "gave." I was truthful
> in saying I gave it you. If you feel that I mislead the public by
> neglecting to mention what you gave me in turn, then go ahead and impeach
> me :-)

I'm looking at the manual for this thing. It was a pretty righteous
terminal in its day. Maximum transmission rate is 9600 baud. It had a
video out so you could hook up an external monitor. According to the
schematic, the biggest chip on the I/O board is a TR1402A or 1602A (it has
both numbers written on it). I have no idea what this is. But there's no
8008 in there. I think I checked it out when I first got it, and you
would've tried to get more than $10 out of me if it did I'm sure. ;)

The full name of the company that made this is Beehive Medical
Electronics. The terminal is called a MiniBee 4--mini my ass, this thing
is bigger than a TRS-80 Model III.

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