Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And...
Posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by blam
Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And...
July 24, 2012
Rush is talking about the early internet and mentions Jim Robinson and Free Republic.
Free Republic Rules!
YES! I'm so happy you were able and that you had such enjoyable cruises!!!! One of these times, I'll have to try my very best to sail the seas with y'all.
That would be true.
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.
Just guessing. Could be wrong.
not hate I’d say but more of me thinking of him as a fake and I’m not the only one as you.re not the only one who loves or likes him.
Why try and insult me?
You know I was posting to you, ah bollocks.
When Rush brought Microsoft into it and gave Steve Jobs all the credit, well, not one bit of it that I heard was true.
Rush claimed MS-DOS was in 1979 when it was first released August 1981.
Rush claimed Steve Jobs produced the first mouse. Well, Apple released IT’S first mouse in 1984...Microsoft released theirs in 1983. The mouse was invented prior to 1952 and several inventors as early as 1972 had improved on it. Steve Jobs wasn’t even born when the mouse was invented.
Rush claimed Steve Jobs invented the windowing environments and Microsoft stole it from Apple. Truth is, others invented windowing environments, but Microsoft had officially started their windowing environment in 1981, long before Apple released theirs in 1984. Apple’s GUI had extremely limited capabilities and was borrowing heavily from Xerox. So, who invented the GUI? Xerox made the first workable version, but many others had envisioned the idea decades before. The entire industry has contributed to the idea as we have it today.
One great thing about the computer revolution: Everyone had a hand in it. It is amazing that no person can claim an entire idea but built upon the ideas of others, making great improvements and contributing to the idea. Many made millions of dollars and good for them. The industry was truly a free market at work, but to claim any particular person, Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, drove an idea personally, not hardly. They each contributed, but none made the entire idea themselves. We all heard, read, and saw the ideas of others and made improvements and that’s how computers revolutionized our lives, one great idea upon another.
Oh, I've done that!
Anybody hear Rush recently say that he’s astounded, confused and dismayed by anyone who is sitting this election out to ultimately vote for Obammy?
Okay, not you. But MILLIONS of others heard him.
Rush credited Xerox today with the WYSIWYG interface and referred to Jobs tour of Xerox Parc.
I remember a PBS series on the history of computing. They showed a clip of some guy demonstrating a mouse and icon driven interface. I think it was circa mid 60s.
Some videos from December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart at Menlo Park.
Using early mouse, graphics, links, etc.
Thanks so much. I certainly asked the right person.
He said the Freepers would give him hell for not remembering his last name!
Wow! A name caller. Why am I so unimpressed?
Woo hoo!! Looks like John got the clock fixed!!
See my post #192.
At the time Bush was an F-102 pilot, I was serving as a meteoroligist providing support to another F-102 Fighter Interceptor Group among other units. I had occasion to give weather briefings to the other pilots in his squadron, but never had an occasion to meet him. I know for a fact that the Air National Guard fighter interceptor group I supported absolutely did not possess a typewriter capable of producing the Rathergate documents. I have every reason to believe Bush’s unit/s got exactly the same types of typewriters from exactly the same depots as ours. Furthermore, I was using the IBM Selectric Composer at the university to prepare camera ready copy for publication in 1971-1972. The Air National Guard did not have or use those for any kind of routine secretarial work, and our fighter interceptor group never owned one.
My wife was preparing financial statements for her corporation, and they needed a character that was not available in Letter Gothic on her daisywheel. Since I was working for Xerox, I custom ordered a daisywheel for her company which replaced the existing character for the one she needed to print the reports. However, that was in 1981. Although companies could and did order custom type bars and type balls for typewriters in earlier years, the Rathergate documents used characters not allowed by the Air Force, and the typeface and character spacing were impossible without the use of personal computer word processing software used with laser or inkjet printers decades later. The Rathergate documents were very obvious forgeries. The way in which they were afforded any consideration of legitimacy at all was utterly lunacy when seen from the basis of experience within the offices of these air units.
WOW! Your post reads 18:04:33 = GMT.
I don’t know what you are accusing me of. Hating Rush? Loving Obammy?
Not hardly. I was just goofing with al baby who likes to goof on Rush.
My line (hardly hilarious I admit) was a riff on Yogi Berra’s line about some nightclub “being so crowded no one goes there anymore”.
Lots of Rush-baiters around for a guy to hate on but I ain’t one of them.