DOS code in CP/M? Revisited...

Chris Hanson cmhanson at
Thu Jul 14 13:47:53 CDT 2016

On Jul 14, 2016, at 10:03 AM, Guy Sotomayor Jr <ggs at> wrote:
> IBM had looked at the PC market for a while.  It was actually TJ Watson Jr that instructed that a “skunk” team
> be formed to see how quickly a PC with an IBM logo could be produced.  He was afraid of Apple making
> inroads into IBM’s traditional markets and wanted to prevent that.  It was never envisioned to be a huge market
> for these things…it was viewed only as a hobbyist thing that had the potential to take away business from 
> IBM’s traditional machines.

And interestingly, these days IBM is a huge user of Macs… which these days use a derivative of the system architecture that IBM developed!

  -- Chris

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