Vintage computers in movies

From: Marvin <>
Date: Wed Dec 13 10:04:56 2000

Kevan Heydon wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> >
> > We had this discussion a long while back. The Weird Science computer was
> > a Memotech MTX512 (is that the right number?)
> Correct. Plus it had the large FDX box attached too.
> I have always wondered how a british computer, that didn't sell very well,
> ended up in a holywood movie.

The one I have is new in the box. Turns out they were given out as
incentives for people to attend some sales pitches for something I don't
recall now (vacation timeshares?). My guess is that since the MTX512s
weren't selling well, the company was able to pick they up for very little
and could still make the claim people would get a computer for attending the
sales pitch.
Received on Wed Dec 13 2000 - 10:04:56 GMT

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