• Subject: Re: The truth abouth 640K
  • From: DAsmussen <DAsmussen@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 16:01:11 EST
  • Organization: AOL (http://www.aol.com)

John,

In a message dated 98-01-17 18:22:39 EST, you write:

> For what it's worth,
>  
>  In his weekly newspaper column Mr. Gates denied ever having said this:
>  
>  >"I can't imagine why anyone would _need_ more than 640Kb of memory or 30Mb
>  >of hard drive on a personal computer."  -- Bill Gates, author, "The Road
Ahead"
> 
>  
>  He claims it's a viciuos Internet rumor.  What do you think?

I think it's funny, true or not.  My taglines are purely for entertainment
value, and their veracity (with the possible exception of the ones that come
from "Bartlett's Quotations", of which this is definitely _not_) are certainly
not the subject of intense scrutiny on my part.  The limitations of DOS keep
this statement, true or not, alive.  After listenening to the load of hooey
that the Micro$oft VP was delivering on NPR last Friday regarding the US
Justice Department's actions, I'm not sure that I'd put _anything_ past Bill
Gates.  In the future, MS may undergo the same embarrasing internal document
disclosures that the US tobacco industry is today...

JMHO,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

"Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier." -- Charles F.
Kettering
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