• Subject: Think Different. (Re: Is it NT or VMS)
  • From: Jromeh@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 09:17:49 -0500 (EST)

>Did they invent the Window interface or was it an Apple in someone elses
>eye?

Think Different, indeed! Apple will survive, continue doing R&D for M$ to 
copy poorly, though the "winners' history" now says they were overwhelmed 
by WIMP at PARC, just like Steve.

OS8 is very nice, thanks. (Answer to a question nobody here asked. <g>) 
Smoothly and quickly runs old software in my inventory on all reasonably 
current hardware.

Hmmm, that same statement can be made for another favorite platform, the 
AS/400, which has also been lifted up and now runs on a more modern 
processor architecture. Excuse me, mainstream press, but the only thing 
new about having a VM in Java is the marketing. 

MI instructions and byte codes are different versions of the same thing: 
architecturally planning for change. For an idea of how well NT 
architects are managing that task, look back to the "smooth" transitions 
M$ culture has provided us in the past. 

The Wintel "cutting edge" continues to include segmented memory. Hard-won 
3.1 skills transfer to 95 like a fish rides a bicycle. Meanwhile, Mac and 
400 users enjoy boring stuff like backward compatibility and ease of use, 
along with derision from "them that don't know".

Oh, well, will continue doing what's necessary, remain a shaman to the 
herd. 

>"To say that Windows 95 is just like the Mac is like finding a potato
>in the shape of Jesus and thinking you have witnessed the second
>coming."
> 
>--Guy Kawasaki
>
>       - from the "EvangeList" - <evangelist@macway.com> or
>                  <http://www.evangelist.macaddict.com/> for info 


Jerome Hughes                     jromeh@aol.com
InterPro Consulting Services      www.interproinc.com
Rosemont, IL USA                  these are my own opinions only

OMNI User Communications Dir.     www.omniuser.org

"Remember, I started this company in my parent's garage." Steve Jobs


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