Letters-General Questions Answered
e-mail: Hi, I watched the movie again today, and as everyone else,
it brings back memories. I do not have any questions for you regarding
the movie since you have answered most of them for me, but I do want to
say thanks. I am the CEO and owner of a Microsoft Solution Provider company
that develops custom applications. I am the proud owner of an Apple II+,
IIE, and believe it or not, an Apple clone I bought in 83. I was 14 years
old when my father bought my first computer. I quickly became submersed
in the computer world. I lived on the BBs systems and ran one called "The
Trading Post" in the south for years. We had over 100 calls a day and
it was exciting. Obviously I have moved over to the Bill Gates world,
but only because I felt that Apple did not have the business applications
I needed to do what I was good at, which is developing business applications
to solve business problems. Anyway, it was your computer that kept me
going and made me what I am today. Thanks for everything.
people work for Microsoft, and Microsoft develops some good products too.
It's just not fair when they use their power to keep others from doing
so. The important thing is that your important formative memories involved
the Apple ][.
that relieves me of as much email, I hope. But if some big thing happens,
like another "Pirates" movie, I'm sure that I'd have to miss answering
most email due to lack of time.
e-mail: I had sent this to Laura back when PoSV had just aired,
and everyone in the world was sending you tons of email. I can understand
why you either never got it or never replied. However, in light of reading
your interview on Slashdot, I figured I would reasoned it to you, since
it is likely something you would appreciate seeing. The only thing I can
think of which would sum up how I feel about you is "Thank you for being
who you are." You're simply amazing. If the world were made up entirely
of people like you, there would be no wars, no violence, and everyone
would just be happier. Not to mention that technology would likely be
superior to what it is today. You rock my world, Woz.
what may have happened. First, Laura and one other person failed to forward
a ton of email to me promptly after the "Pirates" movie, and they hit
me with far too many to answer. The unanswered batch grew to 1,000 and
I still have it. I've since changed the main web site mailing to hit me
directly so that doesn't happen again. Laura is a very good person, it's
just that the email deluge from "Pirates" and my revamped web site (thanks
to the webmaster, Al Luckow, who does it voluntarily to help me out) was
first Apple ][ memory is a good one. Those of us who were there can see
what it means to have an outstanding memory from age 12. It's a very life
shaping thing to see a program correction made for the first time ever.
I remember the time I ran a wire up the block to a friend's house and
we hooked up telegraph keys (we could both do Morse code, and I myself
was a ham radio operator) and speakers. I heard my friend talking and
was shocked. The speakers were also microphones. That took our neighborhood
intercom to a new level and we got mikes and amplifiers from then on.
Unexpected surprises are the best way to learn, because it means more.
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