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When this discussion ever comes up at dinner parties, a bar, or golf course, someone always compares this to planes or automobiles at the beginning of the century. I think its a smart analogy. Who invented the automobile? Did someone else like Henry Ford or Mercedes steal some or all of those original ideas? Yes. Does that mean that Ford was just born with a silver spoon, was at the right place and time, and didn't contribute much to its success? C'mon now. Bill may have lifted some crucial ideas from someone who was either dim or slow enough to think their own ideas were not important to the future of computers. Snooze you loose.