A letter from the past.

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By gdx

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11-06-2017, 09:49

NYYRIKKI wrote:

Hmm... If this letter would be real (looks a bit too "clean", predictable, no signature at all and with a picture you can easily find with Google picture search) it would kind of prove that the "Machines with Software eXchangeability" was invented on the fly... Currently I'm anyway more in to thinking that you are playing a prank to us. Smile

The letter sounds fake but even if it isn't the case the letter proves nothing. Nishi gave himself several versions. "Machines with Software eXchangeability" is the oldest.

By Manuel

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11-06-2017, 14:42

IIRC, he mentioned all of these for the first time in the Tilburg fair presentation... What makes you say that one is the oldest?

By gdx

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11-06-2017, 15:41

I learned about "Machines with Software eXchangeability" more than thirty years ago. I knew the other versions much later.

By tfh

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11-06-2017, 16:23

gdx wrote:

I learned about "Machines with Software eXchangeability" more than thirty years ago. I knew the other versions much later.

Quite weird. I haven't been able to find any sources for the "Machines with Software eXchangeability" prior to Nishi's Tilburg lecture in 2001. While for the "MicroSoft eXtended" version it's not hard to find any earlier sources.

For example, from 1987: https://books.google.nl/books?id=aWTtMyYmKhUC&printsec=front...
And it's easy to find more. A LOT more.
Though it's quite funny to see how the in 2001 introduced "Machines with Software eXchangeability" has taken over Wiki pages, etc...

By hamlet

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11-06-2017, 17:45

Didn´t the MX missile version of the TLA was born in 1985?

By Manuel

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11-06-2017, 21:32

gdx: when exactly did you learn about that and from what source?

By gdx

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12-06-2017, 02:55

We will never be able to prove which version is official because Nishi himself amused himself to change when it suits him.

During presentation in 2001 of Tilburg Nishi used "Machines with Software eXchangeability" and He also talked about Matsushita and Sony who joined Project X but without saying that was the meaning of MSX.

By Manuel

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13-06-2017, 00:36

gdx: but that was not thirty years ago, as you said... or perhaps I misunderstood you.

By gdx

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13-06-2017, 02:35

I say I learned about "Machines with Software eXchangeability" more than thirty years ago (at first time). Tilburg is only an example to say that Nishi was used other versions.

By DamnedAngel

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13-06-2017, 16:18

Well, I have always been waiting for a "Master of Swords and aXes" game...

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