IMSAI 8080 <> TRS-80

From: Matt Pritchard <>
Date: Wed Feb 25 16:53:34 1998

I noticed it all right.... only off by the make of computer and 5
years... *sigh* <gag> <choak>

-Matt Pritchard
Graphics Engine and Optimization Specialist

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 8:36 AM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: IMSAI 8080 <> TRS-80
> Did anyone besides me notice that, judging by their ad in the latest
> issue of Computer Gaming World magazine, the software division of
> Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM INTERACTIVE INC.), producer of the original
> "Wargames" motion picture, doesn't know the difference between an
> IMSAI 8080 and a TRS-80? Their ad goes something like "In 1983, a
> teenage computer hacker almost destroyed the world with one of these:
> [picture of TRS-80 Model 1, with caption reading 'TRS-80, 4K RAM, no
> hard drive']". It goes on to talk about how much damage he could do
> with today's computers (go figure), and introduces their new
> "Wargames" computer game. Maybe the marketing department should jog
> down to the film vault and watch the movie, because _it_ used an IMSAI
> 8080 with a piece of paper stuck over the name for the young
> "hacker's" computer. Sheesh.
> -Bill Richman
> (Home of the COSMAC Elf Simulator!)
Received on Wed Feb 25 1998 - 16:53:34 GMT

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