Instead of talking about Drivey all the time, I thought it might be nice to mention another interesting driving simulator. Please cast your mind back to 1981, and imagine you were one of those lucky enough to own an IBM PC with CGA quality video…
Actually, I don’t remember it at all, as it was just a sample program bundled with early DOS versions, and written by none other than [ wait for it… wait for it…] Bill Gates himself!
In 2001 he used it in a presentation to demonstrate how far VisualBasic has come [ You can read his speech here ]. To further illustrate the point, MS created a new version of Donkey to showcase all the great new XML-WebService-Dot-NET whizbangery they’re always ramming down our throats to make our lives easier.
Somewhat amusingly, I [haven’t tried that hard but] can’t even get the damn thing to work properly, even with the latest .NET 1.1 Framework installed.
Isn’t that ironic? Well, isn’t it…?