OT: "Nortair" on TV

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Tue Apr 8 14:08:00 2003

> > 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?
> OR
> 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
> exist.

I ?ove your explanation Fred.


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