Add to Technorati Favorites

« Google Acquires SpaceShipOne | Main | Firefox 2.0 debuts Tuesday »

October 21, 2006

Comments

Grammer King

You can begin a sentence with "And".

http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19961105

Just one example, there are plenty others if you want to search for them. Try searching with:

beginning a sentence with a conjunction

shyboy

Eleventh: the atari falcon
twelth : MSx

Ficus

What about the cbm?

Steve Channell

Always a big challenge hitting on such a wide subject and inevitably tells us more about the author than the subject.. what the list misses more than anything else is some stonking irony..

1. Multics: Was billed as the ultimate operating system coded in a high level language ported several vendors kit... total failure... but gave rise to a “cut-down” “single-user” operating system “Unix” (“Un” was uni instead of multi, “ix” to avoid “ics” copyright)

2. OS/360: was the biggest most expensive project in history but was too resource intensive to run on the kit it was design for... gave rise to IBM’s first cut-down operating system DOS (now DOS/VSE or just VSE)... despite failure, perseverance and faster kit turned it into the greatest mainframe OS

3. iAPX-432: ?? Intel’s architecture to replace the x86 processor. 32-bit processor optimized for ADA code (NB this was 1981!) nearly had down the whole company when Intels 8080/8085 was eclipsed by the Zigol z80.. The 8086 was a 16-bit stopgap to recover market-share.. Itanium anybody...

4. OSI network stack: Open Systems Interconnect was once the product that would enable all systems to be connected… they used to say.. use TCP/IP until OSI stack is mature… the Internet killed by the simple act of just working without all the fuss

5. Hypertext!!! no, No , NO Hypertext was a twenty year-old over-ambitious un-implementable dream.. when Tim just created a kernel that changed the world.

6. Windows NT4... they wrecked a great OS to be a little bit more snappy with screen refresh (kernel graphics... daft idea)

7. Itanium: SGI server anybody?

Reuven

What about QuickTime 3D?

The comments to this entry are closed.

Great Sites



Feeds

  • Add to Technorati Favorites

    Add Miguel Carrasco's Feedburner

    Add Miguel Carrasco to Google

    Subscribe to MyMSN

    Subscribe to MyYahoo!

    Subscribe to Bloglines

    Subscribe to Newsgator

    Subscribe to Feedster

    Subscribe to NewsIsFree