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Re: lynx-dev Patent on Hyperlinks (getting off topic)

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Patent on Hyperlinks (getting off topic)
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2000 06:51:07 -0600 (MDT)

In a recent note, David Woolley said:

> Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2000 10:17:02 +0100 (BST)
> > patenting. Examples of things disclosed in these journals was time sharing 
> > (before that became popular). How you find these publications and whether 
> > they 
> I think you may find that time sharing was not invented by IBM.  Not quite
> the same, but, in the early 1970s, IBM was touting the new technology of
> virtual memory, but the British Atlas machine had already had this for many
> years.
Even more ironic, IBM's own CP/67 operating system of a few years earlier
was VM based.  The tout is to be considered less of new technology than of
IBM's marketing decision to make it strategic in the VS/1 and VS/2 operating
systems in contrast to CP/67's position as a niche market product.

-- gil

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