After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> From: Bill Gates
> Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 1997 9:46 AM
> To: Jim Allchin (Exchange)
> CC: Nathan Myhrvold; Paul Maritz
> Subject: RE: "Losing a Franchise - The Microsoft Windows Story" (a new Harvard
> Case Study)
> Cross-platform demand is not coming from statistics. It is coming from the
> free-lunch syndrome we have allowed to develop. All of a sudden people think
> there is no drawback to being cross platform. No drawback in size, speed,
> interface, richness, testability.
What did Jim McCarthy, the one-time Visual C++ team lead say, in his book?
"Portability is for canoes."
Chickens and roosts come to mind.
Fertility is hereditary. If your parents didn't have any children,
neither will you.