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

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Fri May 13 23:31:01 CDT 2016

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 9:11 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at> wrote:
> Ever see one of those black computers from Hell and Bowel, that seem just
> like an Apple?

They _were_ an Apple - not a clone, but rebadged and with a few
important mods (mentioned here by others with the RCA jacks and the
power cord).

The importance was there was often no budget for computer, but if you
could order something from the B&H catalog, there *was* an A/V budget.
Paperwork.  It wasn't so much the "trust" in the B&H name, but the
fact that you could use a P.O. and fill in your A/V accounting code
and... *poof* a _computer_ shows up.  Made it possible where other
avenues were impossible.


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