Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

Eric Smith spacewar at
Tue May 26 14:55:53 CDT 2020

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 1:52 PM Jim Brain via cctalk <cctalk at>

> FOlks know about IBM,
> but most don't know they still make mainframes and midrange (OS400 or
> whatever it is called now) machines, and Burroughs, Wang, Amdahl,
> Hitachi are missed. , Super computer is forever linked with Cray, but
> Control Data, Thinking Machines, Silicon Graphics, and even Sun are no
> more remembered.

Oh, IBM, DEC, and Honeywell; HP, DG and Wang
Amdahl, NEC, and NCR, they don't know anything
They make big bucks for systems, so they never want it known
That you can build a mainframe from the things you find at home

- Bill Sutton, "Do It Yourself"

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