Re: You mean there was one?

CobraBoy (
Fri, 06 Jun 1997 13:50:47 -0700

At 03:09 PM 6/6/97 -0400, Robert S. Thau wrote:
>The sad thing is that there really should have been an English
>computer industry, by all rights. The Manchester/Ferranti Atlas
>(first machine w/paged VM, among other distinctions) was ten
>yrs. ahead of developments in the states...
>Unfrtunately, govt there was focused on getting value ($$) for
>patents, and not on building businesses... something to think about
>the next time Al Gore goes on a tear about the value of American
>intellectual property. (There's a book on this, called "Innovating
>for failure"... very dry, but fascinating if you have the stomach for

Are we forgetting the Sinclair?