Re: Digital 'n Intel

Robert Harley (
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 12:17:26 +0100 (MET)

Jesus, the guys at Digital must be so fucking stupid!

Patent cross licensing: sure, who cares, return to the status quo.

But selling their fab, not capacity at it, the fab itself, takes a
particularly short-sighted bunch of shitheads. They're going to rely
on Intel as a foundry? It doesn't matter what agreements and
contracts they have, Intel will kill Alpha dead. And quickly.

This is as if during the Cold War one superpower said to the other:
we'll sell you our nukes at a rock bottom price as long as you sign a
treaty to rent them back to us in case of World War III.

Fucking dicks.

Extra cash today, generic box shifter tomorrow, rotting corpse the day after.

-- R.