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[Full-Disclosure] Re: OT: Re: Knocking Microsoft
Date: Fri Feb 27 2004 - 21:22:07 CST
On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 09:24:29PM -0500, Valdis.Kletnieksvt.edu (Valdis.Kletnieksvt.edu) wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 18:48:10 MST, gadgeteerelegantinnovations.org said:
> > jeremy s. anderson needs a history lesson.
> > Google "sandoz"+"lsd"
> It's not about invention, it's about popularization. Both LSD and Unix
> certainly received a boost in popularity via Berkeley. Where would either one
> be without it?
This is West Coast centric. Harvard was the East Coast. Though it must
be pointed out that the East Coast scene was much more intent upon belly
button lint. As such the outgrowth of pop culture from the West Coast
has had a much larger impact.
> Similarly, Microsoft didn't invent the idea of vulnerable computing, they
> just made it ubiquitous. (They did however invent the new meaning of
> the term "innovate" ;)
innovate == buy/steal/embrace-extend cool technology, biz model, or
what-have-you and claim it for your own
the word "windows"
the word "word"
the word "office"
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