[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Apr 29 17:05:18 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 05:03:32PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > > Yes, let's ask NeXT and BeOS where that got them.  Oh, wait...
> >
> > You mean being the second most used desktop os,
> No, I mean the company that makes 68k boxes in black magnesium cases.
> They were worth just a shit-ton of money when they tried to compete with
> Microsoft and then killed off their hardware line.
> Oh, no, wait, a nearly-dead Apple could afford to buy them.
> > and the second most used handheld OS (OK, that's a stretch for BeOS)?
> Again, Be was just so profitable when they went bankrupt and looking for
> someone to buy their IP.


It's beginning to look to me that nearly running the company into the
ground, getting someone to buy you, then taking over from the inside to
come out better than ever is the new way to improve your standing.


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