Classic Computer Rescue Squad

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Nov 10 08:21:38 1997

On Sun, 9 Nov 1997, William Donzelli wrote:

> > > On Sat, 8 Nov 1997, William Donzelli wrote:
> >
> > > 500 years from now, if what I am trying to accomplish with the Vintage
> > > Computer Festival succeeds, the machines which were truly significant from
> > > a social context, meaning the ones which ran the banking system, the
> > > airline system, government, etc. (in other words, the computers which were
> > > the foundation of modern society), will be the ones which we remember, and
> > > the Altair and others of its ilk will be merely novelties.
> >
> > I'd reign in your desire to pidgeonhole computers into "novelties" vs
> > "socially significant" if I were you. Not only is EVERY piece of hardware
> Next time you want to turn your flamethrower on, please aim at the right
> person. You quoted me for something I did not say.
> William Donzelli


I take credit for the original posting. And you make some valid
arguments. What I wrote wasn't meant to be taken as an abridgement of my
total philosophy.

There's been a problem around here lately of people taking single
sentences from a message and blowing it out of proportion. I wish it
would stop.

Sam Alternate e-mail:
Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass

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