Re: The One Thing...

From: Russell Whitaker (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 12:36:54 MST

>Russell Whitaker wrote:
> >
> > Will say: _luv_ Flight Simulator. Many CFIs (instructors)
> > maintain that the FAA should certify it as acceptable for
> > logging simulator flight time.
>I'm not sure, but I think the company which developed it
>was purchased by Microsoft. Microsoft has purchased a number
>of others, but usually somehow manages to screw up good stuff on
>the long run.

Microsoft does buy up good products from other companies
(e.g. FrontPage from Vermeer, in a US$133M acquisition), and
then proceed to let them rot, but in the case of Flight
Simulator, they seem to have let that division continue to
actually improve the product.


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