Re: AST Computer

Rohit Khare (
Wed, 03 Dec 1997 17:59:15 -0800

> bought out by
> Samsung instead of going belly up and is now
> a fully-owned subsidy,


A Freudian *and* a Keynsian slip in a single bound!

Didn't ALR have its HQ in Irvine, too, before the Compaq (?) buyout?

I remember making a trip down from Caltech to far-faraway Irvine with our
sysadmin to pick up one of the first ALR Evolution V's to come off the line:
blazing P-60s with 64Mb and 1Gb disks to run NS/Intel. After that, we went out
driving some incredibly windy roads to the ocean and had lunch by the beach.

I can't recognize any of those landmarks now, but that's probably because so
much of South OC has been paved over in the last five years. I don't think
SR133 is anything like that dramatic a drive anymore :-(

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