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Re: Re: Now: Mnemonic and icon wanted - Was Re: Doppler'sFirst name?



Well you can even purchase a "new" IMSAI computer with provisions for an ATX
motherboard

http://www.imsai.net/

w9gb
Greg

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From: <cbuttsch@slonet.org>
To: "Margaret Leber" <maggie@voicenet.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Now: Mnemonic and icon wanted - Was Re:
Doppler'sFirst name?


> Would you believe Margaret, I still have my Altair kit in the garage?
> Cliff K7RR
>
> Margaret Leber wrote:
> >
> > Mike Murphree wrote:
> >  > On Sunday 11 August 2002 05:05 pm, Dan Schultz wrote:
> >  >>Those of you who flew Estes model rockets as kids will no doubt
remember
> >  >>the "Apogee" model from the old Estes catalog...
> >  > I think that I still have one of their rocket telemetry transmitters
> >  > somewhere.  As I recall, it would send a beacon, telemetry, or
> >  > microphone audio.  Kit quality was pretty good, comparable to
> >  > a Heathkit...
> >
> > I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that the supplier of those kits
> > was an outfit called Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems. I
> > remeber their ads in "Model Rocketry" magazine.
> >
> > After the telemetry transmitter market was conquered (or saturated, take
> > your pick), they branched out into other kits, including calculators and
> > watches.
> >
> > And then the editor of Popular Electronics talked them into making what
> > they called a "micro-computer kit", which was apparently a small digital
> > computer in kit form, to be sold to hobbists. Imagine that, a computer
> > to use at home. How impractical. Can you believe the onwer of MITS got a
> > $65,000 loan from a bank to fund this project?  He actually convinced
> > them he might sell a few *hundred* of these things.
> >
> > They called the kit the "Altair 8080"...
> >
> >    73 de Maggie K3XS
> >
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