Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell, the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The shares surged." So yeah, like I said - no wonder Microsoft has entered the hardware business. The PC OEM era is over.
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RE[8]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kovacm"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Yeah, but that' still geeks only knowledge.

Also I don't think a NeXT machine was really needed, any other networked computer would have made it possible too.

Interestingly Apple had and got rid of HyperCard, which could have served as the foundation of a hyperlinking Internet.

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RE[9]: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Fri 18th Jan 2013 15:09 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by kovacm"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but that' still geeks only knowledge.

That was my point, "we" ~= geeks. And while NeXT machine wasn't strictly needed, that's what was used and hence can be remembered. :p

But BTW, it looks like it perhaps had some influence on how HTML looks... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldWideWeb#Technical_information

WRT HyperCard, you might be interested in those two links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ViolaWWW#Background
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_web_browser#1980s_to_ea...

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RE[10]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Fri 18th Jan 2013 18:30 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by kovacm"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Never mind that. I have this week off to clean the garage, shed, attic and other rooms. In the attic I found an original tape that says "BASICODE 2". it was released in June 1984.

Side one has "translation programs" and a number of systems are listed.

Side two contains "example programs".

https://twitter.com/wettingfeld/status/292337677951438848/photo/1

I think it comes from a box of Commodore 64 stuff someone once gave to me many years ago.

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