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Posted Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:39 am

Have you guys been following Bradford Morgan White's publication on Substack called Abort Retry Fail which covers computing history? Each post is usually a 10-15 minute read on a different landmark company or piece of software.

Some recent posts include: There is a part 3, too, (subtitled, "Are you keeping up with the Commodore?") but at this time it is currently behind a pay-wall.

Some previous posts that put the blog on my radar initially: There a ton more in his catalog. Simply scanning the titles is quite the trip down memory lane.

"Abort, Retry, Fail?" is an error message found in DOS operating systems, which prompts the end-user for a course of action to follow. Although welcomed by some, the message also has been cited as an example of poor usability in computer user interfaces. -- Wikipedia

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