Re: Cringely on Compaq/DEC and Netscape

Mike Masnick (
Mon, 02 Feb 1998 23:48:29 -0500

At 09:48 PM 2/2/98 -0500, Robert S. Thau wrote:
>Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> > What this tells me is that I should sell my
> > SGI stock and quick. Half their business is
> > embedded chip products, and secondly, a shooting
> > war between Compaq and Sun is going to squeeze
> > out the less competitive.
>A little more fuel for this particular fire may be found at
>which suggests that MIPS is losing a hefty chunk of non-embedded
>placements at Tandem after the Compaq buy-out, in favor of more
>"industry standard" processors. (Apparently Alpha is "industry
>standard enough that they aren't planning to phase *it* out... yet).
>(I found this on, btw... I've known about that site for
>less than a week and I'm already wondering how I ever got along
>without it).

I'll second the vote for theregister. I found it a few months ago and find
it chock-full of good bits every two weeks (with the appropriate sense of
humor)... I almost wish they came out with it more often. I particularly
like their list of "Great Satans".