3-2-29 Computers

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 Microsoft 3-2-29-2

5-2-29-1 Windows Created By Donald Johnson and Submitted To Byte Journal 1983

Introduction

Creation Myths


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1982 Windows In Basic To Creative Computing
3-2-29-1-0a Mention In Creative Computing
 

1983 Byte Journal Return
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3-2-29-1-0c Return Letter
 
Submitted Johnson 1983 Program For  Windows
 
Introduction Letter
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3-2-29-4-12 Page D Calling Program
3-2-29-4-13 Page E About the Author

 

Introduction

I was working on mathematical models for a vortex in an ideal gas in the early 1980's. I built widows for my IBM computer to show a slice of my vortex research model running. First I did it in higher level language (Basic) and had it published in "Creative Computing" in 1982 Then the summer of 1983 I learned how to program my windows in assembly language. It was submitted to BYTE a McGraw-Hill Publication. The 1983 rejection letter is linked here. I always wondered if my windows ended up in Bill Gates pocket. At the time I was teaching Physics by laboratory investigation (see Student Publications from the 1980's). I would not have changed what I was doing for a pot of gold! I was willing to give it away and would not waste part my short life of service to find out if I had copyrights. The original submission is linked from the rejection letter.


Note on creativity-

I built widows to show a slice of my vortex research model running. First I did it in higher level language (Basic) and had it published in "Creative Computing" in 1982

Then the summer of 1983 I learned  how to program my windows in assembly language. It was submitted to BYTE a  McGraw-Hill Publication. 

I always wondered if my windows ended up in Bill Gates pocket. At the time I was teaching Physics by laboratory investigation (as the work of my students shows - Student Work).  I would not have changed what I was doing for a pot of gold! I was willing to give it away and would not waste part of my short life in teaching service to find out if I had copyrights.  The original submission is linked from the rejection letter.

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