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English: Micro Instrumentation & Telemetry Systems, Inc (MITS) advertisement for electronic calculators in March 1973. After a brutal calculator price war in 1973–1974, MITS was $300,000 dollars in debt. The company introduced the Altair 8800 in January 1975, the first successful personal computer. MITS was acquired by Pertec Computer Corporation in 1977 for $6 million.
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Source Scanned from the March 1973 Radio-Electronics magazine by Michael Holley Swtpc6800
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From the US Copyright Office Circular 3. Page 3, Contributions to Collective Works. (A magazine is a "collective work.")

A notice for the collective work will not serve as the notice for advertisements inserted on behalf of persons other than the copyright owner of the collective work. These advertisements should each bear a separate notice in the name of the copyright owner of the advertisement.

The trademark of a design plus words, MITS, was filed by Micro Instrumentation & Telemetry Systems, Inc of Albuquerque New Mexico on June 12, 1972 (serial number 72423353) and registered on July 16, 1974 (number 0988363). It ceased being used in commerce and was canceled June 7, 1985. (See registration number 1107110.)

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