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Before Dell was a significant player, and while IBM was still trying to decide if PCs were just a passing fad, Micron took the business seriously and was by far the best quality PC maker of its time. When PCs became a commodity with low margins, Micron dropped the PC line and focused on making high quality memories, while a number of other PC makers stuck to their guns and died. Great leader, lousy pilot...
The 'family desktop' PC, now relegated to being a print server, is housed in the case from a Micron PC. Originally it was a 266MHz Pentium II, with 256M of RAM and a 40G hard drive. IIRC, I spent almost $2500 on the beast.
When I worked for Ace Hardware from 1995 to 2002, I specified only Micron PCs for company use. Most of them are still in service, despite two migrations to new corporate software platforms. They were pricey, but worth every penny...
In 1994, I worked on a Micron computer. I ran a terminal emulation program to get something done and the computer died. Turned out there was an issue where under certain circumstances, the BIOS could be overwritten by an errant program and there was no ROM BIOS backup. Micron shipped us a new bios chip. I used that computer until 1997.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering” - Wernher von Braun
As a community developers are screwed. We're making a huge rod for ourselves by not embracing the real world. The technology doesn't mean anything, it's where it can be used.
My flippant thought is this. Stop delivering anything because the technology gives us the opportunity and start delivering things the users actually want and need.
Dev2.0 here I come!
Now back to my Guinness.
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
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