Re: [ reactions ] Re: [NYT] Microsoft Is Set to Be Top Foe of Free Code

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From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Mon May 07 2001 - 08:21:40 PDT wrote:
> John Hall wrote:
> >
> > I've been around long enough to know that it is true. Those who dispute it
> > usually have a overly-restricted idea of 'superior'. They are still using
> > BetaMax tapes and trying to program with FORTH on their AMIGA's.
> Hey! I used to do that. Programming FORTH on my Amiga, that is. Trying to
> figure out MVP-Forth was very painful, though. Also, lack of MMU did not
> make these excursions last very long, before Guru knocked on my door.
> I still wish I'd bought a used CP/M box in 1985 instead of the
> idiot Amstrad CPC-464, and learned programming Forth _properly_.

I've still got a couple boxes that will run CP/M 80 (and one of those
will run CP/M 86). I'm still looking for a working double-sided 8"
drive (and probably a new 24v power supply to go with it) to read some
of my really early data!


Stephen D. Williams
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