[rescue] Current collections...
brian.dunbar at plexus.com
Wed Apr 7 14:26:13 CDT 2004
On Apr 7, 2004, at 12:10 PM, Dan Duncan wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, Robert Rose wrote:
>> [*] I'm actually more annoyed that Compaq took over Digital in the
>> first place, but that's a whole 'nother rant.
> Aye. Compaq didn't MAKE anything. They took someone else's
> operating system and installed it on someone else's architecture
> and then sold it as their own product. They were computer
> dealers, nothing more.
> They weren't worthy to buy DEC. (It was DEC when I worked there,
> and I shall always call it DEC. So Nyah.)
I worked for a part of Compaq that did make their own 'stuff' - what
used to be Netelligent and Thomas-Conrad.
NICs, routers, switches, hubs and weird NetWare servers that were a
combination of server and switch. All designed in-house, most produced
the same way.
Of course, no one has ever HEARD of Compaq brand network gear, but it
was sold (badly) for a while. I've still got a Compaq 'Q' I wrenched
from the lobby wall the day we closed the facility.
More information about the rescue