Pretty sure from Paul Allen's book that MS got the idea for word from a guy from PARC that interviewed with them and that they subsequently hired to develop it for them.
Also with Dos ibm asked for an OS and they told them to talk to Digital Research but DR screwed up the meeting with IBM and IBM came back to MS asking if they could do it. Paul then had the idea of buying QDOS since it would give them a head start since time was very limited until the launch of the IBM pc. I think they ended up hiring the developer of QDOS too
Completely agree however I hope anyone using Paypal to get a better rate then moved from USD to something like gold since now the US is printing money again with QE3 they will be losing purchasing power by holding USD too
Dear winners, Please dont judge Australia by what you see in Canberra. Its a soul sucking dreadful place. And its also full of our federal politicians. Please escape and go somewhere good - there are lots of great places in Australia. Canberra is not one of them.
Its not just Greece - I remember hearing similar things when travelling around South America. It kinda seems funny since these countries dont exactly have cutting edge military equipment. Im surprised that Greece can even afford a military!
ifart should have been rejected too for some of those reasons. Obviously apple worries that the gubberment wont like this hence the ban - dont remind the citizens that their tax $$ are being used in ways they probably wont like- just keep everyone calm and consuming