Popular Computing on eBay for $150+

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Mar 1 11:07:45 2001

On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, Mark Gregory wrote:

> If true, this is interesting in a "Treasure Hunter" sort of way. Assuming
> the machine did eventually show up, it may still exist. The legend of its
> loss is familiar to most collectors, so if you could prove that you had
> _that_ machine, it would presumably be worth a lot more than your average
> Altair. If Ed Roberts verifies this story, it would be interesting to know
> if Altair prototype #1 had any features that would positively identify it.

>From what I understand the bus was wired up as opposed to being a PCB
board. The pictures in the Jan/75 issue of PE show three boards being
stacked one upon the other with 1" standoffs in between. Was this a

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