OT: "Nortair" on TV

From: Kevin Handy <kth_at_srv.net>
Date: Tue Apr 8 14:30:00 2003

Hans Franke 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.
Looking at it, it had an Altair front panel, but behind that it looked
like a stereo inside. Was there any audio equipment company starting
with "Nor" that they could have cojoined to Altair?

And, considering that he broke it in half over his knee, I doubt anyone
who ever picked up a real Altair would believe that someone could
possibly do that.

>>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
>I ?ove your explanation Fred.
Received on Tue Apr 08 2003 - 14:30:00 BST

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