Tech Rumors/Legends?

From: Chuck McManis <>
Date: Thu Jun 1 17:25:30 2000

At 05:56 PM 6/1/00 -0400, you wrote:
> > My version goes that the Altair that was sent to Popular Electronics was
> > the only prototype and it got lost in the mail when it was returned. MITS
> > was forced to recreate large portions of the design from scratch and thus
> > delayed first shipments.
>Not to pick on you, Chuck, but what's the source for your version. The
>only documented story I'm familiar with is in Stan Veit's book, but that
>is second-hand.

Second hand as well, it was from the guy who started the first computer
club in Las Vegas when I was but a young lad (1977). I did however buy a
Digital Group Z80 system with my own money and became the youngest member
with a system in the club. (I've got the Review-Journal newspaper article
to prove it! :-) He had tried to order an Altair when he read about it and
was given the above excuse as to why it wouldn't be available for a while.

Received on Thu Jun 01 2000 - 17:25:30 BST

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