Blast From the Past

In the distant past I reviewed personal computer hardware and software.  Eventually, I settled into the dBASE community and achieved some infamy (as well as writing a few hundred thousand lines of code).  Today I was cleaning out a garage and ran across two items from alt.folklore.computers (a usenet newsgroup for you youngsters). This is a blast from the past.

Inside dBASE IV Blast from the past

The first is a column by John Dvorak about his “Hall of Infamy” for desktop computers.  I’ve highlighted products I’ve worked with/on and made one minor correction.  The second is a terrific guide to commercial software development written by the well-known science fiction author Orson Scott Card (best known for “Ender’s Game“).  I’ve combined both into a single pdf file because I’m lazy.

About Tony Lima

Technologist and economist. Semi-professional wine taster. Started working with computers in 1965, moved into desktop machines in 1979.

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