• Subject: Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V2 #1689
  • From: Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 10:59:08 -0500



 >> ibm, for the most part seems to have lost that concept.  no one wants a
magic box, they want a computer that works!

Au contraire - the whole MS philosophy (and one that has made them millions) is
to sell people on the magic box notion. The fact that the damn things constantly
crash doesn't seem to worry anyone except those of us who know that it is
possible to have a system that doesn't crash with monotonous regularity.

I think part of the problem is that IBM's execs (if they care about anything but
the next three months) buy into the same idea. "Bill Gates has made a fortune
selling blue sky and promises - perhaps we can convince them to buy magic
boxes!"



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