[aprssig] No more "backward thinkers"! DOGOTP!!!
ramirault at erols.com
Wed Dec 29 12:34:34 CST 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!!!
> 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?
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