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Re: Search for the 'Lost' BASIC source code

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  • tomdavidson62
    Bill Gates had promised to release the source, if he could find it.. And somehow a copy was discovered at Harvard, behind a file cabinet, but then it vanished,
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 5 9:19 PM
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      Bill Gates had promised to release the source, if he could find it..
      And somehow a copy was discovered at Harvard, behind a file cabinet,
      but then it vanished, but someone had seen it, but was NDA'ed by
      Microsoft.. do a google search, The Register has a bit more to the story.

      --- In altaircomputerclub@y..., alltare <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > I don't think MITS ever released the source code (it was really owned
      > by Micro-Soft, you'll recall). I certainly never saw it when I
      > worked there, but I was a hardware guy. I'm sure the MITS and MS
      > software people all had access, though. Mr. Gates, are you listening?
      >
      > ==============================================
      > --- In altaircomputerclub@y..., tomdavidson62 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > Did anyone ever find the source for Altair BASIC?
      > > There was a bit of a flurry a few months ago, but
      > > the story seems to have died and all the websites
      > > that had anysort of real hard info seem to have
      > > vanished. I managed to extract some disassembly from
      > > Google's cache and the Wayback machine, but it's mostly
      > > incomplete.
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