From: Steve Hultquist (ssh_at_SERVICEMETRICS.COM)
Date: Fri Apr 30 1999 - 09:53:28 EDT
>From: STeve Andre' [mailto:andres_at_pilot.msu.edu]
>Sent: Friday, April 30, 1999 5:32 AM
>Subject: Re: ThinkPad 600 Rating
>It seems to boil down to form over function, as best as I can tell.
>The computer industry has changed so much in the last five years that
>price has become the single most important thing to optimize for. Such
>things as quality are a distinct second. Thus, a computer like a TP
>which doesn't live up to its counterparts in terms of speed and price
>is going to be seen as inferior. Sad, but true.
Perhaps in the press, but not in reality. IBM is still one of the most-purchased
brands, especially for those who rely on their notebook computers for their
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