32BitsOnline: On Greybeard’s Knee: The Good Old Days are Back..for How Long?

(Author David Hamilton brings a historical perspective to
the open-source movement.)

“1973 was a very exciting year. It was a pivotal year in the
history of computing and computers. In short, it was a time very
much like what we see right now, or rather what we feel right now.
Exciting, isn’t it?”

“In future columns, I’ll cover the open source traditions of the
early days of desktop computers and the infamous letter from Bill
Gates in February of 1976, as well as the open source movement in

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