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.
From: B. Degnan [mailto:billdeg@degnanco. com]
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
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
>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.
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