From: John H. Kim (jokim_at_superdec.uni.uiuc.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 07 1995 - 11:04:17 EDT
On Tue, 6 Jun 1995 06:45:12 -0500 you wrote:
>If I had to guess why IBM is going to magazine editors, I'd say it's because
>IBM is still trying to shed the skin of the corporate DP shop mentality
>where everything is hush-hush until it is ready to roll out, only to find
>that what was made didn't even come close to what was needed.
I thought this wasn't mentality but a legal edict that came about from
the anti-trust suits against IBM a couple decades back. Although IBM
managed to "win" in that it wasn't broken up like AT&T, didn't it have
some restrictions placed on it, like not being able to pre-announce
products to keep people from buying a competitor's product which is
available right now, much like a major software company does so
successfully right now?
It would also tend to explain why IBM sells a few new thinkpads months
before production is up to full speed.
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