Macintosh Plus: 31 years old this coming Monday

Fred Cisin cisin at
Mon Jan 16 19:39:32 CST 2017

On Tue, 17 Jan 2017, Tapley, Mark wrote:
> Back when they were new, a friend of mine brought his out of his car, 
> set up, and worked for about 1/2 hour before realizing he’d left the 
> keyboard in the car.  Don’t know how fun an experience you’d have, 
> particularly if you are not as absent-minded as he, but it might be fun.

According to IMDB, the Mac Plus that Scotty addressed by speaking into the 
mouse in "Star Trek : The Voyage Home",
"The computer that Scotty uses in the Plexicorp scene appears to be a 
Macintosh Plus, but its internals were completely changed for filming. Its 
screen was replaced with one from an IBM PC to make this easier to 
synchronize its video refresh rate with the film camera's frame rate, and 
the "transparent aluminum" animation was created on an IBM PC by computer 
graphics company Video Image."

No wonder Plexicorp has been unable to begin marketing of transparent 

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