Re: 'Pay once, use forever'...?
> I am curious: how did the author manage to type and publish this article using MS-DOS v1.0...?
I used my first spreadsheet, word processor, and mouse driven drawing app on the Apple II.
Some things just don't need to be re-invented every year. Once Microsoft finally got it's act together and had a half decent GUI, a lot of basic stuff beyond that point probably didn't need "upgrading" that much.
What exactly am I paying for in this years version of rehashed software from 1994? Should I even need to care about those things? These questions are usually not addressed. It's just assumed that everyone will buy the shovelware because they think they have to.