…Update one of the good things about lockdown and homeoffice is: I have now more times to do things like reading old books of my archive, getting into retro computing of my past..
And now ( 40 years later ) I understood why Im always the 2nd with what Im doing or the hardware I have used…
I had a TI 99/4A, and they wanted to build a pc with this chipset. But the winner was Intel
I had a Sinclair QL : a cool machine but : it was the PC who made it. I wrote my 1st solutions in the included package ( Archive) ..
At the end I also had a IBM PC XT : with harddrive, used Turbo Basic, Turbo Pascal, Clipper, DBASE, OpenAccess and later C with DBU.
I started programming in COBOL , but the world wanted VB and other stuff.
But the cool thing on it, you still get emulators, OpenCobol is cool and Clipper / Visual Object is now X# and used C#.
But I still love Omnis and Mac, even its hard. The people in my company want C++, C#, Python.. and for sure .. everything is open source…
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