• Subject: Re: IBM dumb move #3,912,347
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 11:34:30 +0100

EXCELLENT point !!!

If Rochester had gotten it, it might have had a chance...

Randy Mangham wrote:

> Well, even if they had bought Cisco way back when, do you suppose the 
>meddlers in
> Armonk would have left it alone to become king of the Internet or would they 
>have
> stifled it in bureaucracy?
>
> Randy Mangham
> Pacific Crest Consulting
> San Diego, CA
>
> Chuck Lewis wrote:
>
> > And here's ANOTHER one...
> >
> > >From a note in Network World 9/6/99, page 84 "IBM'S NHD: RIP" box...
> > by Michael Cooney about IBM's Network Hardware Division biting the dust and 
>WHO
> > is a big reason why...
> >
> > "Ellen Hancock headed the Networking Hardware and Networking Software 
>division
> > until 1995. Sources say that overtures were made during here tenure to have 
>IBM
> > buy then-upstart Cisco. Hancock refused"
> >
> > I KNOW it could be considered hindsight by some, but come on...
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> > Joel Fritz wrote:
> >
> > > I agree that the micro channel architecture was pretty cool.  The point I
> > > was trying to make was that IBM frequently has a lack of communication
> > > between the right and left hands.  IBM isn't quite like Atari and 
>Commodore,
> > > who both had superior technology in the late 80s and dis-marketed 
>themselves
> > > into oblivion, but I think there's a parallel.
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: PaulMmn [mailto:PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com]
> > > > Sent: Monday, September 13, 1999 7:17 PM
> > > > 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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