Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:55 UTC
Microsoft "Steve Ballmer had a dilemma. He had two groups at Microsoft pursuing competing visions for tablet computers. One group, led by Xbox godfather J Allard, was pushing for a sleek, two-screen tablet called the Courier that users controlled with their finger or a pen. But it had a problem: it was running a modified version of Windows. That ran headlong into the vision of tablet computing laid out by Steven Sinofsky, the head of Microsoft's Windows division. Sinofsky was wary of any product - let alone one from inside Microsoft's walls - that threatened the foundation of Microsoft's flagship operating system. But Sinofsky's tablet-friendly version of Windows was more than two years away." I'm still mad at Microsoft for this one.
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RE: They was right
by MOS6510 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 08:40 UTC in reply to "They was right"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Funny enough they once did:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Bandai_Pippin

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RE[2]: They was right
by Straho on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 09:07 in reply to "RE: They was right"
Straho Member since:
2011-09-30

My fault. 1995 I bought my first desktop and in Eastern Europe that wasn't easy, real game console came around 1999.
There's always something new, thank you.

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RE[3]: They was right
by MOS6510 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 09:11 in reply to "RE[2]: They was right"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Oh, I was by no means correcting or criticizing you.

A lot of people aren't aware of the Apple Pippin (because it didn't last very long and was a complete bust), so I thought I just threw it in there.

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RE[3]: They was right
by zima on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 14:24 in reply to "RE[2]: They was right"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

in Eastern Europe [...] real game console came around 1999.

What was "not real" about Dendy or Pegasus NES clones?! ;) (and, to a lesser degree, Sega Megadrive or Amiga CD32, at least at my place) Explain yourself!! ;)

Well, OK, "Europe" supposedly leaned more towards gaming on home computers, the likes of C64 or Amiga - it was certainly the case in Central (typically called "Eastern" anyway...) Europe, but there were still at least tons of Dendys around.

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