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

Tom Whore (
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 15:21:16 -0800 (PST)

Taint my words so no harm no foul. I just thouhgt it was a funny little
spin job from apple, about as funny as Apples spin on the 2yk thing.
All the stuff I posted there was a quote from the offical MS press realse.
Sorry , I forgot to put the url there

On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Kragen Sitaker wrote:

> 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.)
> --
> <> Kragen Sitaker <>
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