Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Bill Gates
In NJ, I would suspect that the propaganda should favor a certain Princeton prof named
von Neumann. At least that would be the right period for the incubation of the modern
computer though U of Penn grads might disagree.
Bill !@#$% Gates?! He didn't even create DOS as much as crib it from CPM.
--- On Wed, 12/2/09, Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- <VAXman@...> wrote:
From: Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- <VAXman@...>
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Bill Gates
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 6:43 AM
If you want to complain about historical inaccuracies and outright
revisionist history, try this one on for size.
My son, when in the 2nd grade here in proNJ, had a classroom with a
timeline banner that was displayed around the walls. According to
it, in 1982 Bill Gates _invented_ the computer.
VAXman- A Bored Certified VMS Kernel Mode Hacker VAXman(at)TMESIS( dot)COM
"Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"
- 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! :)