• Issue #37: Microsoft

    Issue #37: Microsoft

    Welcome to the thirty-seventh issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, opening our fourth year of publication, and dedicated to Microsoft. In this edition, Graham explains how programmers have perceived Microsoft and its success through the years; Adrian reviews 45 years of Microsoft history and finds patterns, anecdotes, and some lessons; and in the Library section, Graham analyzes Microsoft's books about computer security.

  • Issue #37: Microsoft

    Putting The $ In Micro$oft

    When I started in the world of professional computing, it was popular to spell MS as micro$oft or micro$haft or micro$loth. Or, if you were feeling particularly snarky, micros~1. Windows was invariably spelt windoze. What did they do to deserve that reputation?