[rescue] Cluesticks (was Mounting and Dumping)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jan 16 16:26:19 CST 2004

On Jan 16, 2004, at 1:58 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>> 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 time you really get production rolling, the product is obsolete and 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 firmly believe it's not the low current prices, but the high 
executive compensation that is to blame here.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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