Re: And a spin from teh left and a spin from teh right

Kragen Sitaker (
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 16:29:44 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Tom Whore wrote:
> Although many believe that Microsoft and Apple began working together as a
> result of the August 1997 agreement, the relationship actually extends all
> the way back to 1977, when Microsoft licensed the 6502 Basic Interpreter
> to Apple.

Using Apple's BASIC interpreter was always very different from using
TRS-80 BASIC or MBASIC for CP/M, HDOS, or the built-in BASIC for the
IBM PC -- all of which were very similar to one another.

Also, I know Apple had a BASIC interpreter before 1977.

Are you certain of your fact here?

> Operating System 7, and in 1992, Excel 4.0 became the first application to
> support AppleScript programming technology.

"programming technology"? Eww. Does that mean that I'm using chair
technology when I sit down, and Venetian blind technology when I close
the blinds?

(Sorry for the potshot. This "technology" buzzword thing is really
irritating my linguistic hemorrhoids.)

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