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.)
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
> [around 1998-12-23], it is amazing to watch fear and loathing and greed at
> play with the more speculative Internet stocks. To call this a tulip
> craze would be a vast understatement. -- Adam Rifkin, <email@example.com>