Rare vs. Desirable

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Sun Jul 12 20:20:58 1998

I've been told that HP always builds the first calculators of each new
model out of clear plastic in order to check the fit of the internal
components. I guess they are used for promotional use after they're
finished checking everything. I expect all the manufacturers do the same


At 03:07 PM 7/11/98 -0700, you wrote:
>> What is it with Apple and clear plastic cases anyways? I think I remember
>> clear plastic Apple ]['s at dealers. Did Apple do this for all of their
>> models?
>I remember clear plastic Apple ][ lids. In fact I think I remember
>seeing them for sale in Computerland in Rockville, MD way long ago,
>but can't recall whether they were made by Apple or just made to fit.
>Just the thing to show off your new computer inside its boring beige
>Apple is not alone in the clear-plastic business. I've seen clear
>cases for some older HP calculators from the mid-to-late 1970s.
>-Frank McConnell
Received on Sun Jul 12 1998 - 20:20:58 BST

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