"Market" for old macs?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Dec 1 23:57:15 CST 2005


On 12/1/2005 at 6:31 PM Fred Cisin wrote:

>There HAVE been two companies who DID make such threats! (At NCC 1983)
>They couldn't imagine ANY possible use for copying files from one disk
>format to another other than "to steal our software."
>(I added both of those formats to XenoCopy that night in my hotel room,
>but they never kept their promise to sue me.)

I'm desperately trying to remember some details here..wasn't there a bit of
a flap with copy-protected Lotus 123 and one of IBM"s newer machines?
Maybe it was the PS/2 introduction, but that seems too late to me--it might
have been the PC-AT.  At any rate, IBM found themselves in the position of
having to unofficially recommend one of the copy protection defeating
products to customers in order to get 123 to run on their new systems.
Anyone remember the exact details?  It's too fuzzy in my memory...

Cheers,
Chuck





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