• Subject: Re: IBM dumb move #3,912,347
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 23:13:11 -0400
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc

> > ibm is good at that.  they entice you with promises, and then when they
> >  change their mind, they think everyone will just forget.
> >
> >  customers have long memories, and ibm needs to focus on the economic
> >  value of ticked of customers, instead of doing whatever it takes to make
> >  this year's p&l look good.

  No Doubt!!

  "OS/2 is the best and most popular 32bit OS in the world!", until
Windoze95 is released and then we just abondoned it.  

  "The 8235 is a great dial-in solution!",  except we dropped it.

  "Now that it's the INS (Integrated NetFinity Server) we'll be
keeping it up to speed with external Intel servers and enhancing it's
capabilities.",  except that we changed our minds and will be dropping

  "Check out our 2210/12/16 routers!  These things can do all that the
8235 did and compete favorably with Cisco, Bay, 3Com and others!",
except that we are now goint to sell Cisco, too bad.

  What's next?

  "Check out our Awesome AS/400!  Does everything that NT does but
better!", except that since we purchased technology to scale NT way
way up, Check out our NetFinity line!

  - Larry

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