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Children pay the most fastidious attention to detail, and while you could easily sell their Dad a pre-1944 Willis Jeep with two headlights either side, try to sell a model of one to Junior and he’ll laugh you right out of the toyshop, and that explains why IBM’s PCjr was such a flop – it pretended to be the real thing, and while Mom and Pop might have been fooled, the kiddiewinkers very definitely were not: now Blue Chip, representing one of the top Korean Clonemakers, is about to show IBM how it should be done – it’s test-marketing its real XT-alike in the Toys’R’Us outlets in Seattle and Detroit.

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