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4145Re: Star Trek 40th anniversary event -- update

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  • blueringice
    Sep 11, 2006
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      My 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.

      Nick Lordi

      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > There's also the story about how MITS got the name "Altair" from a
      Star Trek
      > planetary reference -- but I've read that the story may or may not
      be true.
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: B. Degnan [mailto:billdeg@...]
      > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 9:26 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Star Trek 40th anniversary event --
      update
      >
      > Even if we can't get some kind of Star Trek to run on an Altair,
      the
      > connection of Star Trek and Altair is obvious enough to warrant
      bringing one
      > of these along for a demonstration of the blinky lights, which
      kind of look
      > star-treky.
      > Bill
      >
      > 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
      can
      > >help us is Digibarn's Bruce Damer. If the show organziers come
      through
      > >for us then I'll ping Bruce.
      > >
      > >
      > > >>>> I know you think I'm nuts, but there is a bit of a tie
      between
      > > >>>> OS/2 and
      > >Star Trek. Most of the Beta versions released after IBM split
      with
      > >Microsoft had Star Trek related names; OS/2 2.1 was Borg, OS/2
      2.1 for
      > >Windows (The version which allowed you to use an already
      installed
      > >Windows
      > >3.1) was Ferengi, and the beta for 3.0 was Warp which IBM
      actually used
      > >for the release name, but then Paramount threatened to sue, so
      IBM
      > >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 Lenard
      Nimoy and
      > >Kate Mulgrew to be present at the official product announcement.
      > >Somewhere I have a video of that event. It was very nerdy.
      > >
      > >Mark
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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