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Erik
September 22nd, 2005, 12:45 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5245926094

An interesting item, for sure, but the description is inaccurate.

I tried to correct him, but he's hearing none of it.

Ahh, well.

Erik

CP/M User
September 22nd, 2005, 02:03 PM
"Erik" wrote:

> An interesting item, for sure, but the description is inaccurate.

> I tried to correct him, but he's hearing none of it.

> Ahh, well.

He's calling it a Micro-Computer eh?

Why do they always want to be right all the time?

CP/M User.

carlsson
September 25th, 2005, 12:26 PM
There is an addition by now, that the "microprocessor-less" Kenbak-1 by some is considered the first personal computer, although its impact on the computer revolution was "essentially nil". The seller also will include a 1971 ad for the Kenbak in the auction.

mbbrutman
September 25th, 2005, 01:44 PM
This seems like hair splitting.

I'm far more infuriated by the eBay seller that says "Have an old Apple in a wooden case. Might be an Apple I. I can't tell because I already packed it for shipping and don't want to open the box."

This happened recently ... I don't know if anybody was suckered by it or not.