Blast From the Past

In the distant past I reviewed personal computer hardware and software.  Eventually, I settled into the dBASE community and achieved some infamy (as well as writing a few hundred thousand lines of code).  Today I was cleaning out a garage and ran across two items from alt.folklore.computers (a usenet newsgroup for you youngsters). This is a blast from the past.

Inside dBASE IV blast from the past

The first is a column by John Dvorak about his “Hall of Infamy” for desktop computers.  I’ve highlighted products I’ve worked with/on and made one minor correction.  The second is a terrific guide to commercial software development written by the well-known science fiction author Orson Scott Card (best known for “Ender’s Game“).  I’ve combined both into a single pdf file because I’m lazy.


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About Tony Lima

Retired after teaching economics at California State Univ., East Bay (Hayward, CA). Ph.D., economics, Stanford. Also taught MBA finance at the California University of Management and Technology. Occasionally take on a consulting project if it's interesting. Other interests include wine and technology.