From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Sat Oct 27 23:48:38 2001

Yes, they were among the first to use the Pentium. Of course, they're gone now,
just like their predecessor in trying to make expensive PC hardware, namely DEC.
It's a common problem competing with your own cheaper products. Apple learned
that lesson with the Apple ///. It wasn't hard to make the ][+ do what the ///
did, for much less money, so folks did that. Likewise with the big EISA
servers. Folks figured out that one didn't need a fast server for a small LAN,
and only maybe with a big one, so they built their servers on $300 boxes instead
of $3000 ones and put the fast machines in front of the folks who really needed
the speed.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chad Fernandez" <fernande_at_internet1.net>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: VLB SCSI?

> Compaq made plenty of EISA based Pentium servers.
> Chad Fernandez
> Michigan, USA
> Richard Erlacher wrote:
> > EISA
> > was, by the time the Pentiums came out, pretty much a dead duck.
Received on Sat Oct 27 2001 - 23:48:38 BST

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