OT: "Nortair" on TV

From: Jeffrey Sharp <jss_at_subatomix.com>
Date: Tue Apr 8 11:35:01 2003

On Tuesday, April 8, 2003, Steve Thatcher wrote:
> From: Jeffrey Sharp <jss_at_subatomix.com>
> > On Monday, April 7, 2003, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > > I guess that name is supposed to be a catenation of "Northstar" and
> > > "Altair".
> >
> > You give these people too much credit. I'd say "Norton" and "Altair".
> If they used Norton then they were a few years too early to warrant giving
> him any credit. He was a PC guy that released the Norton Utilities in
> 1982-1983 timeframe - after the blinkly light period of the late 70s
> (unless someone can tell me what credit Peter should deserve for the
> non-pc era).

No, I meant that Sellam was giving the TV show's makers too much credit.
The way I thunk it, they knew that this Norton guy had been around for a
while, and they 'knew' that the Altair was the 'first computer', so they
just put them together. That was based on my opinions on how much Hollywood
and friends know about computer history.

Jeffrey Sharp
Received on Tue Apr 08 2003 - 11:35:01 BST

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