A challenge to Bill Gates (was: Interact)

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_pechter.dyndns.org>
Date: Fri Jan 19 13:13:33 2001

> On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, R. D. Davis wrote:
> I invite, nay, I CHALLENGE Bill Gates to speak at VCF 5.0! And Steve
> Jobs too! :)
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org

Gates did the 1988 (or was it 87) Trenton Computer Festival. As a
volunteer, I held the mike for a number of the questioners.

We got the standard Windows will revolutionize the world speach with the
Excel spread sheets of MS sales and profits (the wall street analysts

Questions about SCO and Xenix ownership (and would Microsoft do anything
with Unix or Xenix -- and questions about any geek issues were quickly
disposed of with non-answers...)

He wouldn't be much fun at VCF. Believe me.
He doesn't talk about the good old days, the TRS 80 model 100 or
anything that's not about MS market share, control and so-called

At least Jobs might say something unscripted.


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