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50 poor forecasters… Part II – #history

Part 2 – the final 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

50 poor forecasters… Part I #history

Part 1 – the first 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

Bill Gates’ last stand #history

On this day in 2008 Bill Gates spent his last formal day working with Microsoft. But, as a salute, let’s consider how it all started forty years earlier – back… Read more »

Micro-Soft founded #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Micro-Soft Paul Allen saw the Altair 8800 on the front cover of Popular Electronics… Read more »

Microsoft IPO… #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1986, Microsft had its IPO – initial public offering Microsoft Windows 1.0 was finally launched at COMDEX in November 1985, and… Read more »

IBM’s secret Project Chess revealed #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1981 the outcome of IBM’s Project Chess was revealed as the IBM PC aka IBM 5150 One of Frank T Cary’s… Read more »

Microsoft acquired QDOS from Seattle Computer Products #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1981, Microsoft acquired QDOS from Seattle Computer Products to create PC-DOS aka MS-DOS. IBM’s secretive ‘Acorn’ product to develop its own… Read more »

300 years of effort – Microsoft Windows ’95 #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1995 Microsoft Windows 95 had achieved code stability, its ten million lines of code had taken 300 person-years of effort! “Computers… Read more »

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