What if ..... Bill Gates had been French

This is an excerpt, unfortunately in French, of a very good book published in 1993. A former president of the French computer firm Bull explains why everything went wrong for the French computer industry because, among other reasons, of the inappropriate policy of the French state.

This was written almost 20 years ago but, alas, it could be written today.....








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Harriet Welty Rochefort writes articles and books about France and the French. Order her books:

  • "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
  • "French Toast, An American in Paris Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press, New York, 1999
  • "French Fried, The Culinary Capers of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001

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