From: LightSide (robertm_at_az.com)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 04:03:55 EDT
On Mon, 3 Apr 2000 19:32:27 -0400, Robert Rosen wrote:
>Steve Andre' wrote in part:
>I've seen recent examples of 600's and 770
>types not being built right, either lately--which adds to my feelings that
>IBM has more and more of a manufacturing problem these days.
>You may or may not know that IBM has outsourced some of its manufacturing
>to the large resellers so they can
>"produce product" on demand. So not all Thinkpads are manufactured by
>IBM. I wonder how much of the
>"manufacturing problem" is due to that?
Well I feel any large increase in demand in a product will directly effect (or is it affect? BAH! Grammer!) the quality of the
product if there is a big push to keep up with the demand. I think that has been shown in the harddrive market on
several occasions. But if IBM lets these run rampant, I think they'll see a sharp decline in Thinkpad sales and they'll be
forced to examine the problem. Of course my 12 years in retail dictate that once you shatter that sacred trust in a
product, it'll be harder to earn it back.
I love my Thinkpad. It's old. It's underpowered, but it's part of my home network and I would instantly replace it with
another Thinkpad if good ole "Twiki" died tommorrow.
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