[Coco] OT: Sooner or latter, MS is going to come after us, at least if we still use their BASIC....
lamune at doki-doki.net
Sat Aug 30 12:54:32 EDT 2008
Ah Ward, we so love you here at Microsoft :)
I've been meaning to ask the "flint-chippers" in Legal & Corporate
Affairs what their take on the 8-bit BASIC code is. BillG did mention
(promise?) a book that would explain how the BASIC ROM worked, but we
never got that officially, although the Unraveled series is probably
just as good or better.
I really don't think anyone there will care much. I don't see any LCA
folks in the retro-computing groups in the company I'm in. Yes we have
those. Me next start group about wheels, Me hear they have potential.
Maybe fire next. Fire scary.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-
> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of wdg3rd at comcast.net
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 7:59 AM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] OT: Sooner or latter, MS is going to come after
> us,at least if we still use their BASIC....
> I think I can find some prior usage of the concept. Just about every
> incarnation of the vi editor comes to mind and several versions were
> "mouse enabled" before 'doze 1.0 or for that matter QDOS.
> It's important to remember that only one department at Microsoft keeps
> at the leading edge of their technology, and that's their legal
> department. Since the legal department is still chipping flint, they
> don't know much about what's going on in the world that even retro-
> techies live in. (They're still working to get that patent on
> round that rolls -- the "wheel" is just a trivial implementation).
> Ward Griffiths wdg3rd at comcast.net
> "What I know [about the art of the sword] boils down to this: If you
> see a guy running at you with a sword, put two rounds in his chest to
> slow him down, then one into his brain to finish him off". Aaron
> Allston, _Sidhe Devil_
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Diego Barizo <diegoba at adinet.com.uy>
> > A patent on what ?!?!?!
> > http://news.zdnet.com/2424-9595_22-218626.html
> > Diego
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