‘Byting broccoli’ – a wise quotation from Nicholas Barr in relation to taking on Microsoft.

‘Byting broccoli’ – a wise quotation from Nicholas Barr in relation to taking on Microsoft.

In that restless period between Christmas and the new year (when you realise that you over spent, over ate and over drank, and that January and February are looming) I was doing some unaccustomed sorting out of those things that get put in the attic just in case they might be useful one day.

In a plastic bag with the corner nibbled away by a mouse I found my first computer. The home computer revolution started in an era when Apple referred exclusively to fruit and the only PC in existence was often called Plod as he proceeded in a northerly direction.

What I held in my hand was a Sinclair ZX81. In real terms it cost, more than ...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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