RE: Be on Intel

Ron Resnick (
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 00:04:43 +0300

At 01:11 PM 7/30/97 -0700, Jim Whitehead wrote:
>On Wednesday, July 30, 1997 8:54 AM, CobraBoy! []
>> yet another nail on Moto's coffin.
>Oh come on. Sales of PPC chips to run the Be Os are a speck of dust on the
>arse of an elephant.
>> remember CobraBoy! predicts PPC production will be a memory by 2k.
>Could be, but this will be directly related to whether my prediction of the

I'm with Jim. Don't forget that the PPC is the chip in IBM's RS/6000 _and_
AS/400 (betcha didn't know that!).

Sure, eventually these too may pass from our Earth, but they're
going nowhere by the year 2000, and will continue to have PPCs in them
at that date and years beyond. All of Apple related PPC manufacturing
can disappear (including Be),
and yet the embedded market and IBM server platforms
can keep the chip alive far beyond. There is much more to PPC than
Apple&friends, Tim.