On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 19:12 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
Ric Moore wrote:
> cp/m had all kinda sort and list commands. I'm just not sure which would
> have been better, to be under the evil domination of Digital or
> Microsoft. <grins> cp/m ][ was pretty nice, though. It did pretty much
> whatever I wanted it to do. Ric
Hey, be nice! First off, remember Gary Kildall's company was Digital
Research, Inc.--NOT Digital Equipment Corp. (at the time chaired by
I worked for DRI on CP/M and MP/M. There were some nomenclature and UI
similarities between DEC's RT-11 or RSTS and CP/M, but they were NOT the
same company--not by a long shot. They were even on different coasts!
IBM went with Microsoft because they arrived for a meeting with Gary,
but he was out flying his airplane and missed it. IBM got ticked off
and called Microsoft. We've never been sure if IBM was a day early
(as Gary always claimed) or Gary screwed up his calendar. Either one is
as likely as the other (IBM can be petulant and Gary could be very
scatterbrained at times).
I bought just about every Televideo model made from Gov. Surplus. God, I
forget the monster they built that served the 8 bit machines running
cp/m and the 16 bit machines running cp/m86, but it ran MP/M and could
handle either client. Pretty slick!! Televideo, when the old man ran the
company made some very nice handling machines. Excellent keyboards. Nice
nice stuff! I had a collection of a pile of cp/m machines, Altos,
Televideo, Kaypro, an original ozzie, 3 Imsai machines, plus quite a few
I had never heard of before. Got 'em for $10 apiece at Gov Surplus, just
to play with. Remember Irv Hoff?? I talked to him on the phone a few
weeks before he died of cancer. His contributions to the modem world
were priceless. Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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