[rescue] A wee bit off-topic

Patrick Giagnocavo xemacs5 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 13:43:06 CDT 2015

I recently started reading the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.
After Jobs took over Apple after the fiasco of Amelio, they cut their
inventory down to 3 days.  Now imagine if there was a revision to a part by
a manufacturer...

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Jim Hickstein <jxh at jxh.com> wrote:

> On 2015/06/16 10:08, Meelis Roos wrote:
>> >From some laptop manufacturers, the same model laptop with an "identical"
>>> configuration/part-number is not "identical".  That is, even from some
>>> manufacturers use different parts in the same part number.  The current
>>> crop of laptops and manufacturers may have cleaned up these types of
>>> problems.
>>> This can present the type of problems that you described.
>> Possibly, but they were of one big batch bought together, for the
>> students.
> Even so.  Those with long memories may recall Gateway, whose name
> (temporarily) entered the language for this, with the "Gateway Effect."  No
> two "identical" computers on the line, or the same invoice or waybill, had
> the same parts inside.
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