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From: James Willing <>
Date: Thu Jan 4 19:34:05 2001

At 05:43 PM 1/4/01 -0500, Doug wrote:

>FWIW, I think all of the Altair disk subsystems were spawned after Percom
>bought MITS. IIRC, ICOM made a third-party disk subsystem for the Altair,
>and then Percom ended up buying ICOM around the same time they bought

I think not... Both from memory and your timeline for Pertec's acqusition
of MITS in a later message. The Altair 8 inch floppy disk subsystem was
available in late 1975 as evidenced in a MITS catalog (shown on my web
site) and a mid-1976 price list. Although they did use Pertec floppy drive


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