Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: woodelf <>
Date: Mon Feb 21 15:02:59 2005

Tom Jennings wrote:

> IBM was in the business of making money -- and apparently during
> some significant period 1/3rd of their income was from the cards
> themselves! It seems obvious they'd scare customers into buying
> their more expensive cards... "Make sure you use only gen-you-wine
> Microsoft floppy disks in that there compyooter!"

Don't you mean AOL floppies. :)
Let's not forget IBM leased equipment ... Also a very good
way to make $$$ and they had the power to remove them too.
Another very good reason that many of the interesting computers
of the past or no longer with us. :(
Ben alias woodelf.
Received on Mon Feb 21 2005 - 15:02:59 GMT

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