4145Re: Star Trek 40th anniversary event -- update
- Sep 11 8:11 PMMy sons played the Processor Technology Trek-80 on an Altair
equipped with a PT VDM board. I have a copy of the manual and binary
which I downloaded from Jim Battles Sol site.
--- In email@example.com, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
> There's also the story about how MITS got the name "Altair" from a
> planetary reference -- but I've read that the story may or may notbe true.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: B. Degnan [mailto:billdeg@...]
> Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 9:26 PM
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> Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Star Trek 40th anniversary event --
> Even if we can't get some kind of Star Trek to run on an Altair,
> connection of Star Trek and Altair is obvious enough to warrantbringing one
> of these along for a demonstration of the blinky lights, whichkind of look
> At 09:03 PM 9/11/2006 -0400, you wrote:
> >Yes, you're quite insane, which is why you fit in well here!
> >Maybe we can find some other examples like this. The person who
> >help us is Digibarn's Bruce Damer. If the show organziers comethrough
> >for us then I'll ping Bruce.between
> > >>>> I know you think I'm nuts, but there is a bit of a tie
> > >>>> OS/2 andwith
> >Star Trek. Most of the Beta versions released after IBM split
> >Microsoft had Star Trek related names; OS/2 2.1 was Borg, OS/22.1 for
> >Windows (The version which allowed you to use an alreadyinstalled
> >Windowsactually used
> >3.1) was Ferengi, and the beta for 3.0 was Warp which IBM
> >for the release name, but then Paramount threatened to sue, soIBM
> >changed the meaning to be warped as in strange rather than speed.And
> >for the 1995 release of OS/2 Warp 3.0, IBM hired both LenardNimoy and
> >Kate Mulgrew to be present at the official product announcement.
> >Somewhere I have a video of that event. It was very nerdy.
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