[rescue] The end of alpha

Greg A. Woods rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 26 14:19:41 CDT 2001

[ On Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 09:23:27 (-0400), Zach Malone wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: [rescue] The end of alpha
>     Compaq buying DEC always seemed a little strange to me.  Compaq makes
> very nice x86 machines on their high end, and pretty poor quality ones on
> their low end.  Research (to me) has never seemed to be a large part of what
> the company did.  The aquisition of Digital seemed to me to be a bragging
> thing, "If we buy Digital, maybe people will think we are a real computer
> company".

Not research maybe, but they've always been innovators in developement.

The cutest (female) Texan I ever met was an electronics engineer working
on bus design for Compaq.

Funny thing was they didn't really have to buy DEC at this late stage.

Compaq seemed to be doing just fine at both ends of the spectrum.

DEC may have been better off on its own, even though it did seem to be
shooting itself in both feet at the same time even more regularly than
ever before.

							Greg A. Woods

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