[rescue] Modula-2/Lilith (was: Rescue of a life-time.. or the year at the very least.)

Mike Meredith mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Fri Sep 17 15:55:42 CDT 2004

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 11:49:17 -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Yeah.  Lilith.
> Interesting machine, but, as the record executive is reputed to have
> told FZ, "No commercial potential."  Or, maybe, "timing is
> everything."

In other words, "if it isn't PC-compatible nobody's buying" even though
it was in many ways considerably better.

> They must have sold a few, somewhere, to somebody outside ETH ... I
> wonder where they are.

Yes. Jerry Pournelle managed to get his sticky hands on one.

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