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.
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.