"Toy" computers (was Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers)

From: Sridhar the POWERful <vance_at_ikickass.org>
Date: Wed Apr 24 23:07:14 2002

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> Keep the timeframe in mind ... in the '80's I think the generalization
> I made holds up pretty well. As hardware became denser, things
> changed.
> Nowadays, those old big-iron machines are all either toys or scrap,
> after all.

Bear in mind that mainframes stay in production for 20+ years. And 20+
year old mainframes go into production with a secondary customer
regularly. IBM is selling as much big iron as they can produce. They are
selling more big iron now, then they ever did in their heyday.

Peace... Sridhar

"How do you fight such a savage?"
"With heart, faith, and steel.  There can be only one."
	-MacLeod and Ramirez, "Highlander"
Received on Wed Apr 24 2002 - 23:07:14 BST

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