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Middle Ages [it's all mine now?]

I was bought up in a small township in Eltham (Leslie Townsend Hope's also) in South London, now live in The-Garden-of-Kent aerial during the fifties Elvis was beginning to make a noise and ....in contempt of court

Monday, April 12, 2004

Dave Winer posted this in his side bar
..so is he saying who he is...
or is marcher waiting to capitalize on somebodies trant/comment

I remember that in the 80s people got excited about laptops, justifiably, and some people suggested that there would be a new market for laptop applications, but that market never materialized. The logic went like this -- when personal computers came along, they created a new market and lots of new companies. Microsoft, Lotus, Ashton-Tate, Visicorp, Software Publishing, Micropro, etc. So the thought was that the form-factor was the thing that created the new market, but now I think it's clear that it was low price and ease of use compared to the previous generation. Millions of Apple II's sold for $2K, where thousands of PDP-11s had sold for tens of thousands. It wasn't long before the PCs were more capable than their more geekish, more expensive predecessors.


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