Snopes on Ken Olsen

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Wed Sep 22 10:38:22 2004

>Hell how many people years later thaught IBM would be a niche player in the
>market they dominated when they introduced the IBM XT? At least DEC was
>going great until the 90's rolled around, they rode the market for longer
>then Apple ever did.

DEC made one big mistake, getting an SOB in as CEO that looted the
company and sold off bits till he was able to sell the company.

As for IBM being a niche player in the PC market, not from where I'm
sitting. For a long time they were, but as far as I can tell,
they're back strong.


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