Yes, but I'm suggesting Daniel3302's KC has a better chance of being a black whale than Rick James' KC. Rick James' claim is based only on that it came in a suitcase.
Thanks for the link Jason. At least we know that the tape drive was spinning in 2015.
As mr_me says, Keyboard Components were used to test Intellivision games during development, rather than programming / coding the games, a task typically done on DEC mini-computers. With the possible exception of Joe Jacobs' and Dennis Clark's work on Bump N Jump, I also don't recall the suggestion being raised that development work was done away from the office environment prior to INTV starting up. Does anyone have a reference for this being done during the Mattel era, regardless of whether a Black Whale was involved?
I don't currently think there is strong evidence to suggest that the minor modification to the Keyboard Component mentioned on Intellivision Lives to convert it to a Black Whale was internal. If anyone has evidence to the contrary, again, I would be very interested in writing it up in the Development Description. The Black Whale features described by Keith and others (primarily a serial interface) might have been more easily added with an external 6502 or CP-1600 cartridge.
Therefore, personally I would view claims that a particular Keyboard Component is a Black Whale with a degree of scepticism, unless it is backed up with a clear description of the changes that have been made, or some provenance about its ownership and use.
Edited by decle, Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:12 AM.