What classic equipment was rebadged?

From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Mon Mar 8 11:39:09 1999

On Mon, 8 Mar 1999, Derek Peschel wrote:

> Hmm, you don't know who designs TI's calculators? (You skipped that part.)
> That's too bad; I was hoping you would.

I don't know. Open one up and see if it has any other manufacturer's
marks on it.

> I figured it would be about money (it usually is), but that doesn't explain
> how the credit (or blame or responsibility) gets shifted around.

Remembe this rule always: Shit flows downhill.

> Yes, generally the name on the badge gets the bad credit. But how come IBM
> keeps selling Proprinters, then? (Well, OK, maybe they're not still selling
> them. But I never saw an article saying, "IBM CHAIRMAN PUBLICLY REPENTS FOR
> THE PROPRINTER".) You mentioned that they were OEM'd, and *I* believe they
> are a piece of shit. They're great at jamming paper, anyway, and it's a
> pain to retrieve the little crumpled-up sprocketwads that caused the jam.

Yeah, I distinctly remember at least one instance where I was digging
around in a printer to remove the paper droppings, but for the most part
they worked well.

> I still think I disagree with you. (I'm not exactly sure what "That's not
> true" means.) This sort of deal can easily create a situation of a company
> selling crap with a straight fance.

Well, sure. But its not like that's the case with every instance of an
OEM deal. Usually a company OEMs another company's stuff because the
other company's stuff is proven reliable and is better than anything the
first company could build.

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