Sad end of era
I remember my Computer selling friend using them about 1981.
Not sure if the ACT1 he sold was from them?
The Victor 9000/Sirius 1 ran CP/M-86 and MS-DOS but did not claim to be IBM PC compatible.
It was far better. The IBM in 1981 only had 320K or 360K floppies and a horrible text only goldfish bowl monitor. No Clock or Audio. The ACT 1 had 800x400 non-glare graphics, audio, clock, 1.2M floppies etc. A giant step forward from Apple II, TRS80, Pet and CP/M S100 boxes. The IBM PC wasn't, it was little more than heavy expensive alternate for Wordstar/Supercalc/Visicalc (Spread sheets was the biggest selling reason for Apple II, CP/M, IBM PC at first. Letter quality printer were slow and expensive compared to MX80 to print a spreadsheet.)
I guess IT gear is now mostly direct to big retailers, phones, tablets, laptops.
Disappointing to read that thousands of schools a day are activating Chrome books.
MS & IBM set back the industry in 1981.
Windows 10 is a backward step, as has most of MS since 2003.
MS are also extinguishing SW resellers too.
OS and IT gear is going to have as much support as a TV set.
The "Channel" is doomed.