hard-sector 5 1/4 disk

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Wed Oct 31 22:30:24 2001

You can't take anything away from their imagination, but they always applied
more effort to selling (getting your money) than to producing (providing you

That may not be the case any longer, but since I don't know anyone who's using
Apple products any more, I probably won't hear what's up. Things may be
different in a year or two.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sellam Ismail" <foo_at_siconic.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: hard-sector 5 1/4 disk

> On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> > They liked to use the latest greatest hardware at Apple, but they
> > quickly turned the silk purse into a sow's ear with their practice of
> > giving away 90% of performance and convenience in order to save 1% in
> > cost. When they were done, they charged for the silk purse, you can
> > be sure, but still delivered the sow's ear.
> Apparently there was some value in what they sold because people bought
> it, and Apple is still around (they're hanging on, thanks to Jobs...love
> him or hate him, he saved the company).
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Wed Oct 31 2001 - 22:30:24 GMT

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