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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com] 
> How about this:  it is time for the innovation 
> in computers in general and the web in particular 
> to stop.  It is time for a regulated standard to 
> be created and enforced by statute such that if 
> one buys a computer and a program to run on it 
> today, it will run on a computer that you buy 
> 50 years from now, and that the computer you 
> buy today will run any program written 50 
> years from now.
> It works for TV and automobiles.  Why not computers?
> We must get out of the experimenter/hobbyist 
> phase and enable people to get the most out 
> of their investment.  The situation today 
> is ALL Bill Gates' fault, of course.
> ;-)
> That's not an original thought or even a troll. 
> It was proposed in an article this past weekend 
> and comes from a journalist think tank type.

I applaud the sentiment. There's very little innovation worth
having in computers, that wasn't already thought of and implemented
by 1980.

Bill de hÓra

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