OT: Usenet and Carly Fiorina, was Re: Alpha CPUs, was Re: [rescue] i860 Success

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Tue May 4 14:22:59 CDT 2004

Trying to move this to geeks, headers changed, but the mail list
software probably changes them back.

Tue, 04 May 2004 @ 12:36 -0400, Phil Stracchino said:

> > I know English is an imprecise language, but damn... some of you seem to
> > go out of your way to argue with points that no one made.
> That's a fine 'Net tradition!

One of my favorite quotes on this was from Gene Spafford:

    Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -
    massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a
    source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect

> > DEC said that they would be able to increase the power of Alpha 1000
> > fold, over a 25 year period.  They seemed to be delivering on that
> > promise until Compaq/HP decided Alpha was too much of a threat to
> > Itanium.
> And once again, a superior design loses out to an inferior one marketed
> by an 800lb gorilla with tunnel vision.

In a recent issue of Costo's magazine, Carly Fiorina is on the front
cover, with a story inside that basically talks about how she saved HP
and Compaq, and how *she* saw the future needs of the industry before it
became obvious, and other excrement like that.

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["Trouble rather the tiger in his lair than
the sage amongst his books For to you kingdoms and their armies are mighty
and enduring,  but to him they are but toys of the moment to be overturned
by the flicking of a finger." - anonymous     ]

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