beige rant (was Re: IBM 5150 with red case on ebay)

Fred Cisin cisin at
Fri May 13 21:36:00 CDT 2016

>> Ever see one of those black computers from Hell and Bowel, that seem 
>> just like an Apple?
On Fri, 13 May 2016, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> I sold them in the early 80s.  My memory is very fuzzy, but ISTR they 
> were a licensed clone of the Apple ][.  And they actually worked.

Yes, they were.  They had a few specific changes that were thought to be 
necessary for classroom use, such as a non-detachable cord (theft of power 
cord was more of a worry then than it is now), a serious latch instead of 
velcro for the lid, . . .

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