dBASE II manual

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Wed Jan 28 08:32:49 1998

John Higginbotham wrote:
> Anyone have an extra dBASE II manual they'd be willing to part with? I've
> got dBASE II in ROM on one of my GRiDCASE 3 laptops, and would like to
> learn more about it.

If you want to learn dBASE II, the last thing you want is a manual.
The manuals are so bad that that's what started the whole industry
of third-party software guides, many of which you can still find in
stores selling second-hand books. (And I'm not saying this because
of the feud I had with Ashton-Tate back in the early 80s over whose
fault it was when dBase II wouldn't work on a TRS-80 Model II with
Lifeboat Associates CP/M -- it was eventially traced to a poorly
implement system call by Lifeboat, but Ashton-Tate was no help).
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Wed Jan 28 1998 - 08:32:49 GMT

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