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re: Which computer era would have been the most exciting to take part in? VIEW POST

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If we could take knowledge with us, then the mid 80's. I'd love to go about figuring out a way to convince Microsoft to favor Xenix over Windows long-term (modern knowledge that UNIX runs almost everything except desktops could probably go a long way towards achieving that).

Without modern knowledge, I'd rather go all the way back to the late 40's. Being able to be there (and ideally involved in) the birth of general purpose electronic computing would have been absolutely fascinating for me.

 

More likely, the'd have taken that knowledge to combat Linux far, far earlier and even more aggressively than they actually did.

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