Read Robert Cringely's book "Accidental Empires", it goes into great
detail about IBM and the PC. 
Shows that the MCA in the PS/2's was an attempt to side-step the
cloners, but of course, they were too late by then.

>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: PaulMmn [mailto:PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 3:17 AM
>>> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>>> Subject: RE: IBM dumb move #3,912,347
>>> 
>>> 
>>> >At COMMON in '95 (spring) I went to a presentation on how 
>>> to choose a
>>> >network server.  It was presented by a knowledgeable well 
>>> meaning guy from
>>> >IBM.  Part of the presentation concerned the superiority 
>>> of the micro
>>> >channel architecture over EISA and ISA.  '95 was the year 
>>> that IBM dropped
>>> >the PS/2 line.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Well, it was a true statement--  PS/2 -was- a better architecture.
>>> 
>>> The fact that they were about to hand it over to the boat 
>>> anchor department
>>> has nothing to do with the truth of the statement.
>>> 
>>> Of course, IBM tied the PS/2 architecture up in so many 
>>> licensing knots
>>> that  no one was making cards for it, which left IBM to 
>>> charge mainframe
>>> prices for a piece of a PC>
>>> 
>>> --Paul E Musselman
>>> PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com
>>> 
>>> 
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