Dec at Home (was: Re: !Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Charles P. Hobbs <>
Date: Sun Apr 9 09:48:48 2000

On Sun, 9 Apr 2000, Jerome Fine wrote:

> > wrote:
> > The only innovation was marketing to the mass public.
> > Allison
> Jerome Fine replies:
> Since that seems to be the almost the only aspect that matters these
> days, then maybe that one of the reasons why DEC did not succeed.
> As you, and many others have stated, DEC had a better mouse
> trap. It almost always worked. The cheese was delicious and
> rarely ran out. But the other reason for the failure of DEC was that
> the DEC mouse trap was so much more expensive to buy that few
> households could afford to buy one. Never mind that in the long

Sort of speaking of which: did anyone ever buy any DEC equipment for home
use (Not VAXen and stuff, I'm more thinking about their PC's such as the
Received on Sun Apr 09 2000 - 09:48:48 BST

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