April 21, 1977: MITS vs Bill Gates & Microsoft: 8080 BASIC
1977 – Two days prior, Microsoft send MITS a letter with the allegation that they were not up on royalty payments and if they didn’t catch up, MITS would be in breach and the 8080 BASIC would be pulled. MITS sends a letter stating that they are not correct. Ultimately, this would begin a debate that would end in November when Microsoft pulled the 8080 BASIC out.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 21
- The Tanday 5000MC
- Intel 3 GHz Pentium 4
- Firefox 3.0.9 is released