Re: New Poll Question

Subject: Re: New Poll Question
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 18:34:51 -0500

Perkins, Kathy wrote:

Your mentor must have worked with Bill Gates. He was the one that wrote
the BASIC code for the Altair. I actually remember the Altair. You
bought the kit at Radio Shack, and had to put it together yourself.
We've come a long way since then, heh?
Bill actually bought BASIC along with other things. The actual code was developed in the '60s long before the Altair computer was released. BTW...I didn't say that my friend wrote the code, I said he documented it. We used modified Altair computers (CP/M systems) for our off line program development prior to switching to Forth and then to UNIX. Derivatives of the Altair were sold by everyone, just like IBM-clones.

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