• Subject: Re: Thin Clients
  • From: nina jones <ddi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 20:27:08 -0500
  • Organization: Data Design Inc. http://www.datadesigninc.com

> But Roger, wasn't the that the whole point in the first place?  To come up
> with a replacement for the two-session, four-color twin-ax terminal?
> The idea that some had of replacing the Microsoft solution was way way to
> ambitious a plan.  In my opinion most people understand the thin client is
> in fact a thin client.

when they first came out, weren't thin clients about 1/2 the cost of a
p/c?  then p/c prices fell like stones, and the money saving appeal just
wasn't there.  

and most people want a p/c on their desk that is theirs.  so they can
load their screen savers, their games, and whatever.  and then mis gets
the grief when the things crash!  

i'm not saying that i agree, but that's the way it is.

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