• Subject: Re: ROCHESTER PUSHES BACK 2000 ANNOUNCE DATE
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 02:04:38 -0800
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.



Randy Mangham wrote:
> 
> As for holding off on announcing products in 2000 because people aren't going 
>to buy
> them: Well, maybe IBM should follow the Microsoft rule. Hype the hell out of 
>the
> product long before it's going to be available. Make everybody WANT to buy 
>the product
> they can't get hold of. It sure seems to work for Redmond.

IBM did this once before.  The S/360 running DOS.

Got the Justice Department all over them.   Slapped the cuffs on big
blue for 25 years.

I guess those DOJ folks are all retired by now.

The new kids aren't nearly as effective.

Must be using Windows <g>
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