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____/ Homer on Sunday 21 Aug 2011 09:23 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> What is so special about the latest Windows menu? Can anyone explain?
> Yes. The start menu in Vista (and subsequently "7") was blatantly copied
> from Mac OS X, and naturally anything "invented" by Apple is "special".
> Of course, what supposedly makes it so "special" is the "search as you
> type" a.k.a. "incremental search" feature, or what Apple calls
> "Spotlight", a feature that was /actually/ invented by ... guess who:
> The first documented use of incremental search was in EMACS on ITS in
> the late 1970s. This was one of the many essential Emacs features
> Richard Stallman included in his reimplementation, GNU Emacs.
In the US press, it's only ever Republicans vs. Democrats or
Aople vs. Microsoft. It keeps naive people capable of 'keeping
track' of the reduced "competition".
Apple did not invent anything of real merit, it just assembled things.
~~ Best of wishes
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