Rare vs. Desirable

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bbtel.com>
Date: Sun Jul 12 22:09:13 1998

I know for fact that Western Electric did way back when to check the operation
and fit of the mechanical parts in the phones.

Joe wrote:

> 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
> thing.
> Joe
> 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
> >case.
> >
> >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
> >

 Russ Blakeman
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