RE: New Poll Question

Subject: RE: New Poll Question
From: "Morton, Christopher" <CMorton -at- caiso -dot- com>
To: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:18:26 -0800

Well, the Steves didn't buy diddly from PARC... they *liberated* it, as
did M$ via PARC-renegade Charles Simonyi. Hence Apple's long-running GUI
lawsuit against M$ back in the late 80's was a joke. By the time XEROX
woke up and joined the fray to sue both, the party was already over;
they didn't have a leg to stand on.

> Chris Morton

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Morton, Christopher wrote:

>I think this is bunk, Al. True, Bill bought DOS, but his Altair BASIC
he
>wrote himself.
>
>
>
You could be right. I know he bought DOS at the same time Jobs and
Woziak bought the mouse and GUI from Xerox. All I can go by is what my
friend told me and he was a hell of a TW, so either he wrote that book
or something similar. It was nearly 30 years ago anyway and we've
written so many manuals and other things since then.

However, according to Wikipedia, a source that we all know is better
than Britannica ...yeah sure...."The original BASIC language was
invented in 1963 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963> by John Kemeny
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Kemeny> and Thomas Kurtz
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Eugene_Kurtz> and implemented by a
team of Dartmouth students under their direction. In the following
years, as other dialects of BASIC appeared, Kemeny and Kurtz' original
BASIC dialect became known as Dartmouth BASIC
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_BASIC>." So BIll probably wrote

Altair BASIC, but knowing Bill it was based on something else. This is
okay because every advance in anything is based o something that came
before it.

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