Laugh, it's funny

Teo Zenios teoz at neo.rr.com
Tue Mar 23 21:16:49 CDT 2010


They seem to have a decent budget for props/photoshop work.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Curt @ Atari Museum" <curt at atarimuseum.com>
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Subject: Re: Laugh, it's funny


> If it is a joke, it was very convincing... certainly had me going, the 
> machine is pretty cool looking though.    Little early for April Fools, 
> isn't it?
>
>
>
> Joe Giliberti wrote:
>> The machine in the fake advert looks as though it could have existed at 
>> one
>> point
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:54 PM, Marcin Wichary <mwichary at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> For those unfamiliar with The Onion’s style of humour, this is a joke. 
>>> :)
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Curt @ Atari Museum
>>> <curt at atarimuseum.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> What's not so funny is, the article could've mentioned a telco# or 
>>>> (looks
>>>> like these guys don't have one - a website) ---  If they are hurting 
>>>> for
>>>>
>>> $$$
>>>
>>>> I'm sure enough of us calling to see if they have any of their X-117C
>>>> computers or parts still lying around, we'd all help buy those up and
>>>>
>>> those
>>>
>>>> guys would make a few bucks, I for one think that is a damned cool
>>>>
>>> looking
>>>
>>>> computer, I wonder if it was a CP/M box... I can't find ANY reference 
>>>> or
>>>>
>>> a
>>>
>>>> Xalaga computer anywhere, and never heard of one until today. 
>>>> Judging
>>>> from that alone, looks like these guys biggest problem is they didn't
>>>>
>>> know
>>>
>>>> how to market themselves very well.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Curt
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Evan Koblentz wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>> http://www.theonion.com/articles/computer-company-started-in-garage-30-years-ago-no,17124/
>>>
>>>>>
>>
>> 




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