Re: [midatlanticretro] Bill Gates
Evan Koblentz wrote:
I am a fan of Bill Gates and teach a class on Tiny BASIC vs. Micro-Soft and the implications, etc. Interesting subject of study.
Yes, we've got our issues with Bill Gates, but he's still part of computer history. No, he's not speaking at VCF anytime soon. But CNBC is showing an hour-long "Biography" special about him .... starting right now, if anyone wants to watch.
Here is a link to Bill Gate's "Open Letter to Hobbyists" that I scanned from the People's Computer Company newsletter, for those who never read it. I also included Jim Warren's response, and finally Bill Gate's "Second and Final Letter"
This was a pain to convert to PDF because the newspaper is larger than 8 1/2" x 11. The ..Dr Dobbs.. header you see in the PDF first appeared as an insert within the People's Computer Company newspaper.
- Wow I actually read that book. I got it for $2 from the Bank selling used books. A very good book. It goes into poor coding techniques and how there are better ways. It covers all topics, from coding, to laws etc. I recommend it as well !----- Original Message -----Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:14 PMSubject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Bill Gates
A good book for all to read is called: "The Software Conspiracy" by Mark
Minasi. I met and spoke with Mark a decade ago when his book was first
published. It's now available as a web download from the following site:
http://www.software conspiracy. com/
There are some rather poignant things in this book for *all* to consider.
It's not just bashing Micro$oft; it talks to the whole software industry
of the day. It's better than reading that idiot John Dvorak too! :)