word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Jul 7 17:01:56 CDT 2016

On 07/07/2016 02:45 PM, Mouse wrote:

> "The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is
> its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made
> by the computer hardware industry."  - credited to Henry Petroski by
> someone on a mud I hang out on.

I heard it from an Intel guy (re: the 80386).  "We work hard to design a
fast CPU and you software people piss it all away.".

Maybe a bit blunt, but conveys the idea.


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