[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Sat Jun 18 13:07:27 CDT 2005

On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 01:17:31AM +0100, Mike Meredith wrote:

> I remember actually *buying* a game (for the BBC micro) sometime in the
> mid 1990s (sorry to be so vague ... but Hawkwind is playing which has
> that effect on me). First ever game I bought, and the copy protection
> was so bad that I returned it and waited for it to be released via the
> pirate network.

I had a similar problem with Psygnosis games for the Amiga. Great games,
took 10 minutes to load from floppy due to the copy protection. When I
upgraded to an 2000 (with a hard disk) from the 1000, I found that
there was no way to install the game on the hard disk without getting
a pirate version.

At that point I "voted with my feet" and never bought another Psygnosis
game. That was about 17 years ago.


Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM
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See U.S. patent applications  20050108591,  20050107165.

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