Ms Archives: A slice of Microsoft History

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Laura takes us into the MS Archives which is where they house all things Microsoft, from the very beginning of the company to current products. Like a modern-day ark, two of everything are stored here in climate controlled comfort. Archivist Amy Stevenson shows us the IBM PCAT - the first computer that ran windows - the beginning of Microsoft Flight Simulator, and lots more.

Laura and I made a bet. Unfortunately I can't tell you what the bet was because that would just be wrong. Laura lost and had to dress up like a mouse for this shoot (and an old school mouse at that.)

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    Matthew Mushall

    Fantastic!  I’m reminded of the classic host challenges back in the day where Laura frequently lost.  It’s nice to know you haven’t lost your competitive edge yet, T-Dub.  You are the greatest co-hostess ever!  It was great just to hear you again in a segment – you’ve been missed.

    You’ve piqued my interest…could you at least give us a hint about the bet and how it warranted Laura’s hosting a segment dressed like a giant peripheral mascot?

    Excellent segment, though I was equally astonished to learn they keep a paper archive.  That occupies a lot of space…and paper only lasts so long.  I worked for a company that was going the opposite direction – scanning everything into a digital archive.  I loved some of those classic props and the old software box art.  Maybe somebody there knows where I can get a copy of MS Space Simulator – short-lived as it was.  Alas, Flight Simulator is always triumphant!  They usually develop a new version between two and three years.

    Again great segment, but the music seemed a little out of place given the comic undertone.  Also, NEVER do a segment with Barney in it again!  I loathe that disgusting purple dinosaur to no end.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Fantastic!  I’m reminded of the classic host challenges back in the day where Laura frequently lost.  It’s nice to know you haven’t lost your competitive edge yet, T-Dub.  You are the greatest co-hostess ever!  It was great just to hear you again in a segment – you’ve been missed.

    You’ve piqued my interest…could you at least give us a hint about the bet and how it warranted Laura’s hosting a segment dressed like a giant peripheral mascot?

    Excellent segment, though I was equally astonished to learn they keep a paper archive.  That occupies a lot of space…and paper only lasts so long.  I worked for a company that was going the opposite direction – scanning everything into a digital archive.  I loved some of those classic props and the old software box art.  Maybe somebody there knows where I can get a copy of MS Space Simulator – short-lived as it was.  Alas, Flight Simulator is always triumphant!  They usually develop a new version between two and three years.

    Again great segment, but the music seemed a little out of place given the comic undertone.  Also, NEVER do a segment with Barney in it again!  I loathe that disgusting purple dinosaur to no end.

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    Ted Bracewell

    Nice mouse, though I liked the turkey on g4 even better.

     

     

    But we all know the bunny wins.

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    Ted Bracewell

    Nice mouse, though I liked the turkey on g4 even better.

     

     

    But we all know the bunny wins.

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