OT: "Nortair" on TV

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Tue Apr 8 13:05:00 2003

On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> It could be that there's a vintage geek on the show's writing crew. But
> anyway, I don't know why they didn't just make it an Altair. It's not
> like they would be violating copyrights or giving some company free
> advertising. Who knows.

How much does it cost for a "product placement"?
Might there be a studio POLICY that NO product name goes unmangled until
fees are paid?

If they used a REAL name, then geeks would write in griping about
inaccuracies of model number, etc. If they HAD said Altair, and used a
homemade mockup, instead of a real one, then they would become the subject
of lots of email on lists like this.
Therefore, what they had probably WAS a Nortair. The only Nortair to ever
Received on Tue Apr 08 2003 - 13:05:00 BST

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