I say it is spinach . . .
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On Sat, 20 Aug 2005, Howard Winter wrote:
Software wears out because there is a market pressure driving hardware
upgrades (including in domains where this is not mandated).
> DOS was a fairly support-free operating system, but almost nobody uses
> it now because someone thought of WIMP interfaces (we won't argue
> about who that was!). Before PCs there were mainframes and
> minicomputers - and the software that they ran is mostly obsolete now
> through no fault of the programmers - the World moved on and their
> stuff wasn't relevant any more. Some may have been ported to the new
> environments as they came along - that's still "support" !
DOS was not a support-free os. It used to take serious magic to make
device drivers co-exist peacefully and the occasional corrupted disk
would cause nightmares.
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