• Subject: RE: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)(Innovation in operating system design)
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 11:06:31 -0800

Embrace and extend.  Share and enjoy.

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> From: dhandy@isgroup.net [mailto:dhandy@isgroup.net]
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 9:52 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)
> 
> 
> 
> >As far as the task bar being another brilliant design from 
> the minds of
> >micro$oft it is just not true. 
> 
> Sorry, I should have phrased that better.  I meant the taskbar was
> "born" only in the sense that it was added to Windoze.  We all know MS
> hasn't really had too many ideas on their own -- except perhaps
> Microsoft Bob <g> -- but my point was that they actually did do
> usability studies.  And they proved that Win 3.x was no good and that
> other people's ideas (eg a taskbar) were better.  So they stole them
> too and "innovated" them into Windoze...
> 
> Doug
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