Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Sridhar the POWERful <vance_at_ikickass.org>
Date: Thu Apr 25 16:13:50 2002

On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> I don't know where you guys who keep harping on this think I said
> external "disk drive==toy." I did, however, say that if the disk
> INTERFACE is external, i.e. if the ability to interface to a disk
> drive is external to the unit, as is the case with the COCO, among
> many others, then until it has that interface, it's a toy. I doubt
> that anyone thinks a machine with 16KB of ram or less and no mass
> storage of any sort is capable of doing much computing. It's more like
> the early pocket caclulators, though it won't fit in a pocket. Even
> before microprocessors, there were calculators that would fit in your
> pocket that would do more useful work than some of those storage-less
> quasi-video games that were sold in the early '80's.
> What this implies about the mfg's attitude is that the mfg figured it
> would do its job without disk storage. If that's the case, and since
> this was before ethernet, then it's a toy.

Does this mean that a network-capable controllerless machine isn't a toy?

Peace... Sridhar

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"With heart, faith, and steel.  There can be only one."
	-MacLeod and Ramirez, "Highlander"
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