Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

Fred Cisin cisin at
Fri May 22 14:50:55 CDT 2020

>>> Recently found a movie Pirates of Silicon Valley which had some of early 
>>> Microsoft history

> On 5/22/2020 11:50 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
>> It is a work of fiction, and should be taken as such.
On Fri, 22 May 2020, ben via cctalk wrote:
> Confused here. Pirates or Micosoft history?
> Runs.
> Ben.

BOTH.  Microsoft history is "based on" a true story; and then 
fictionalized.  As we age, unrefreshed dynamic wetware RAM fades and 
distorts, so we remember only certain parts and only in ways that our 
brains come up with.
Keep in mind the "blind men and the elephant".  Each of the groups 
involved in creating the internet has a TOTALLY different concept of what 
happened and who the major players were.  For example, to what extent was 
the motivation for the internet for the purpose of uninterrupted IRS tax 
collection after apocalypse?

Pirates is total fantasy that might sorta claim to have been "inspired 
by", by those who were not there, and with no factual nor historical 

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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