Posted by: kurtsh | October 21, 2010

NEWS: Ray Ozzie posts the Windows 1.0 Press Kit to DOCS.COM

clip_image002Ray Ozzie posts the Windows 1.0 Press Kit to DOCS.COM

http://docs.com/8NAK (6.1MB)

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So full of WIN.

There’s a table comparing Windows to other competitors in the market during that time such as TopView & GEM.

The entire press document was created on Microsoft Windows 1.0 using Windows Write.  Egad.

It boasts about “breaking through the 640k barrier” and “standardizing on a shared driver model for peripherals like the Hercules Graphics card, IBM CGA and EGA adapters and printers such as Okidata 192, Epson FX-80s, IBM Proprinters, and HP 7470A plotters.  It also talks about the “Mouse Systems mouse”.  Remember that thing?  With the reflective plate?

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Wow.  Good times.

(And apparently, we’ve been using Wag Ed for PR for a lot longer than I imagined.)


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