!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: John Wilson <wilson_at_dbit.dbit.com>
Date: Sat Apr 8 10:29:42 2000

On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 12:18:23AM -0700, Mike Ford wrote:
> I was speaking in reference only to MicroSoft QuickBasic, and quite a few
> people were more than miffed when MS pulled the plug on it since the
> applications they wrote depended on a runtime module from MS. And yes I
> think MS did it to poke Apple in the eye.

I think two different BASIC rumors are getting intermingled here. I don't
know anything about M$ discontinuing their own product out of spite for Apple,
the story I heard (and it sounds like several others here did too) was Billy
saying "you'd better not try to compete with us on Mac BASIC, or we'll cancel
your Applesoft license". There's no way to put a happy face on that...

John Wilson
D Bit
Received on Sat Apr 08 2000 - 10:29:42 BST

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