Bill Gates quote: "What's a network?"

Robert Harley (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:20:13 +0200 (MET DST)

Interview with Acorn's Herman Hauser:

>Do you lie awake at night worrying that you'll be first again , but
>that someone else will make the money?
> No [...] I often tell the story that Bill gates was trying to
> sell me MS-DOS in the early 80s and I had to say "Bill, we can't
> possibly take such a retrograde step, because our operating system
> really is an operating system and has many features that MS-DOS
> doesn't have. [...] schoolboy can type 'I am Johnny' into one of
> our computers and be logged on through the network to a local
> fileserver. They can use the same commands to get files down from
> the server that they've learned with a floppy disk." And Bill's
> answer to that was, "What's a network?"