Commodore sold yet again

From: John Foust <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 10:33:12 2004

At 07:39 PM 12/29/2004, you wrote:
>On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>> Tulip Computers announce the sale of Commodore to the American
>> Yeahronimo Media Ventures for 24 million Euro. Click 'read more' for
>> a Babelfish translation of the original article.
>24 MILLION Euro? FOR WHAT? Commodore means NOTHING commercially anymore.
>It's a god damn pyramid scheme at this point. Each new owner hoping to
>find an even more naive buyer than they were.

Who knows how Gareth translated it... it's quite poorly worded.
And it's a press release for goodness sake, translated from
Dutch to English. It may be obscuring the truth. Did they
pay real money up front? Is Tulip getting payments over time?
Is that what the third paragraph is trying to say? What's with
the "subsidiary" talk in the first paragraph?

There are so many trust fund babies who've inherited fortunes
larger than they could squander in decades, you never know who
wants to wish-fulfill and why. Geeks always want things to make
sense, for the technologically superior gizmo to win. Doesn't
work that way. If someone believes their luck and skill will
improve by buying an old trademark, perhaps they'll pay.

- John
Received on Thu Dec 30 2004 - 10:33:12 GMT

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