It's unclear why the people at Polymorphic thought that MITS (who made the Altair computer) would stand for a competitor offering a computer with such a similar name. It was still being called the MICRO-ALTAIR in an ad in the May 1976 issue of Popular Electronics. We have also found a reference to an ad in the May 1976 issue of Byte magazine on page 35. But by that winter, Polymorphic had given the computer a new name, the "Poly-88".
In his book, A History of the Personal Computer, Ray Allen claims that Polymorphic was establish in 1975 and that "The company announced their first computer in October 1976."(Allen, p. 27) This brochure proves that the company had announced their first computer by at least March 1976.
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