• Subject: Re: The truth abouth 640K
  • From: Peter Coffin <phcoffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 11:31:08 -0500

Jeff Velten writes:

> I have the book in question. Give a few days to scan through it, and I'll
> let you know one way or the other...

It may not be in that book. Nearly every citation I've encounter says "640K
ought to be enough for anybody." and they all claim Gates said it in 1981. I
don't remember either where I first heard it, but it was about 1990, so I don't
think that calling it an Internet rumor is very accurate.

Peter H. Coffin
phcoffin@us.ibm.com
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