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Depuis vingt ans, je vis une aventure incroyable. Tout a commencé dans la cour de Harvard, où j’étais alors en deuxième année. Avec mon ami Paul Allen, nous étions plongés dans la description d’un ordinateur en kit que publiait la revue Popular Electronics: le premier véritable ordinateur personnel. Ni Paul ni moi ne savions exactement à quoi il pourrait servir mais, ce jour-là, nous avons eu la certitude qu’il allait tout changer : notre vie et le monde de l’informatique.
I have to say that in 1981, making those decisions, I felt like I was providing enough freedom for 10 years. That is, a move from 64k to 640k felt like something that would last a great deal of time. Well, it didn't - it took about only 6 years before people started to see that as a real problem.
If something is expensive to develop, and somebody's not going to get paid, it won't get developed. So you decide: Do you want software to be written, or not? - Interview with Dennis Bathory-Kitsz in 80 Microcomputing (1980) Clips from the interview can be found on "No Money (Lullaby for Bill)" by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz.