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[aprssig] No more "backward thinkers"! DOGOTP!!!

Richard Amirault ramirault at erols.com
Wed Dec 29 18:34:34 UTC 2004


I'm running Bob's APRSDos program on a pentium, not a 8086.  I prefer to run 
Bob's program because it is the only one that contains all the features that 
the author of APRS indended APRS programs to have.

If I undstand you correctly, you seem to want Bob to re-write APRS as a 
Windows program (or other GUI format) That *would* be nice, but it's a hell 
of a lot of work.

Richard Amirault              N1JDU
Boston, MA, USA          Go Fly A Kite
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Duncan"Subject: [aprssig] No more "backward thinkers"! DOGOTP!!!
(snip)
> Why does someone who was a regional proponent and promoter of APRS lose 
> interest? APRS and amateur radio have failed to keep up with the times 
> (with the exception of the TCP/IP backbone). This is exemplified by the 
> insistence of Bob to continue to put out DOS-based software, written in 
> QBasic and still compiled in the same way for the past TWELVE years (if I 
> understand correctly).  Yes, I understand that learning a new programming 
> language is a challenge. What I fail to understand is why continuing to 
> write/update software for computers that have long out-lived their useful 
> lives and represent less than 1% of the computers in homes now is even a 
> factor now?
(snip) 





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