[rescue] SGI files for bankruptcy

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat May 13 17:54:53 CDT 2006

Sat, 13 May 2006 @ 15:33 -0400, Carl R. Friend said:

> Didn't the honchos at DEC commit that same blunder back in 1983?

Yes, but I also think it might not have mattered too much. The industry was
rapidly ignoring anything that didn't fit the new 32-bit/8-bit byte/2's
complement mold.

I wonder sometimes if DEC had continued as they were if it would have
mattered in the long run.

*SOME* of DEC and SGI misfortune is really not their fault. The industry is
also guilty of some really bad decisions and directions.

Of course, DEC didn't stop in 1983. Like charging 5 times the normal price for
a Seagate hard drive whose sole advantage was their logo being on it.

That's doesn't make customers feel very loyal either.

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["We have nothing to prove" -- Alan Dawkins]

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