THE WEST COAST FAIRE
by Jerry Pournelle
The lord of the Manor visits his favorite computer show.
The West Coast Computer Faire is my favorite computer show; how can a big publishing company like Prentice-Hall put it on the way Jim Warren did?
Of course it can’t and it didn’t, but in justice. Jim Warren wouldn’t have been able to keep it up. either. For better or worse, the micro industry has changed. Oh, sure, there are still some pretty good products for sale in the little booths along the walls, but there were fewer than in the old days for the simple reason that the big outfits also have a lot of incredible new stuff, and it’s a lot harder for a newcomer to compete.
ZENITH presents another HEARING TRIUMPH!
EYEGLASS HEARING AID at $145
Proof again that model for model, and feature for feature . . . you can’t buy better quality and performance at any price!
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This ad pretty much sums up why there are no more American television manufacturers. They are actually advertising the fact that they don’t use circuit boards and that all of their electronics are hand assembled!
BUILT BETTER… to last longer!
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The quality goes in before the name goes on
It’s comforting to know that the media industry’s fascination with screwing their customers by telling them how they can use their own TVs is nothing new.
“Phone vision,” developed by Zenith Radio Corporation, offers paying television audiences the cream of latest stage plays and movies. A combination home receiver brings in free programs as usual. Special features reach it partly by air, partly by phone line. Blurred when viewed alone (above, right), the radio image becomes clearer (left) with key frequencies received by phone. “Admission charges” go on phone bill.
Yes, and I’m very blind, but I can see everything.
I’M VERY DEAF BUT I HEAR
Everything with My New
Zenith “MINIATURE” HEARING AID
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Makers of World Famous Zenith Radio, FM and Television Sets