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Interoperability with legacy systems may be a very good way to commercial success, but commercial success is not the sole measure of how influential a company's developments were. That influence was the subject of the discussion, not which company sold more units or became the "industry standard".

Also, I'm not clear as to whether you're claiming that Bill Gates never did visit Acorn in Cambridge (as has been widely reported). If you accept that he did, how does this square with your suggestion that American IT companies would simply have been unaware of or uninterested in Acorn?

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