Subject: Re: 100baseT ethernet card questions
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/07/1998 20:48:21
> But, as far as they were concerned, it's the same thing, since they
> used a "compatible" part. I could see how they viewed it like changing
> the brand of PHY they put on the chip... but both are 802.3u compatible,
> right? :-)
But (as has been pointed out) they aren't "compatible" in terms of customer
expectations of quality. That's like a major US auto maker taking the name
of a well-respected model of car and suddenly applying it to a cheesy import
with a new nameplate slapped on it.
They do that.