in IT general

Scoble on Word

Robert Scoble: “Um, maybe Dan you forgot the early days of the Mac. I haven’t. In the late 80s we had something called Word Perfect. Maybe you remember it? Why did Word win over Word Perfect in my shop at West Valley Community College? Cause it was better. Way better. Not even in the same league better. Want me to enumerate all the ways Microsoft products were better in the 80s than other products on the Mac? Does that mean that Microsoft was a bully? Nope. It simply shipped demonstratably better products.”
Seems the reality distortion field is setting in already :)
My favourite take on Word comes from Harold Thimbleby, Director of Research School of Computing Science, Middlesex University, London, read it here.

Leave a Reply

Webmentions

  • DeveloperZen.com June 11, 2003

    Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Information Arbitrage [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog

  • DeveloperZen.com June 11, 2003

    [IMG] Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog

  • DeveloperZen.com June 11, 2003

    [IMG] Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog