Lets hope that Larrys IBM hate will blind the cost of investing heavy in Sparc
SAQ wrote:skywriter wrote:SAQ wrote:DG, Control Data -> dead.
where do you get that lineage? Data General went to EMC.
DG makes perepherals, yes, but no longer computers.
skywriter wrote: ... the people the are employed at the business are more important then the products they sell.....
mila wrote:Where did all these machines go? I remember we had them for PCB layout then.
skywriter wrote:to me, other than a pass infatuation with products, the people the are employed at the business are more important then the products they sell. I'm glad DG found a home for their products and their employees in a company that can maintain their product line and the people.
anyway back to your regularly scheduled program; praising technology.
SAQ wrote:By the time AViiON came around DG was leaning more towards commodity anyway, especially with the Intel AViiON (although the 88k AViiON wasn't too special). Nova, Eclips and Eclipse/MV were the last computers where the company let the designers loose, so to speak.
SAQ wrote:I guess what I'm lamenting is the lifestyle where companies were able to let their people loose to attack problems in new ways rather than today's McDonald's computing. Within that vein I suppose I should start to think of storage and other "non-main-CPU" devices as the last refuge of multiple innovative approaches, correct?
eMGee wrote:I was rather repulsed at the sight, the other day, when the nasty Oracle logo was thrown in my face when I was going through the (former) Sun site.
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