Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: J. Buck Caldwell <>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/25/2001 11:00:04
> Just saw this on the morning News... Should never have let them buy DEC,
> I tell ya..
> --
>  - J. Buck Caldwell
> Compaq to Phase Out Computer Lines Not Using Intel
> NEW YORK (Reuters) - Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ - news) on Monday
> said it had agreed to a technology-sharing pact to build high-powered
> computers with chip maker Intel Corp. (NasdaqNM:INTC - news) and would
> scale back computer lines based on chip technology developed in-house.

Oh, well, such is hi-tech biz....  Where is Gatesware in all this?
The least Compaq could do, if they have the oblong hanging thingies,
is to free up the VAX stuff into the public trust, for posterity.
Some pencil-necked, pointy-headed bean counter will nix that, tho.
Next it will be an Itanium in my watch...  yikes... what is the
world coming to... an Intel chip in every electronic black box,
whether used or not?  Talk about monopolies....

> ... Compaq said it is transferring significant Alpha microprocessor
> and development tools to Intel. No financial terms were disclosed.

Now, why would they want to do that if the Itanium thingy was all that

I smell a rat in the works somewhere.....

(slightly pessimistic, today.....)