[rescue] Cluesticks (was Mounting and Dumping)

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Fri Jan 16 12:58:41 CST 2004

Janet L. Campbell said ...
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> > And [disk drives] are insanely cheap.  You know what disk
> > storage used to cost?  Why, when I were nobbut a lad....
> I have some contacts who work within Seagate.  To hear them talk, the
> margins are so thin you can see through them.

I think that's the computer commodity hardware business in a nutshell.  At
current prices, how can anyone make any money on the stuff, even with
robotic assembly in low-labor-value countries?  Not to mention that by the
time you really get production rolling, the product is obsolete and your
chance of "making it up on volume" is gone.

I'm really glad I'm in the software end of the business.


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