SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] TMI - and expert-level knowledge
[Sigia-l] TMI - and expert-level knowledge
> First of all, it's not exactly true. While those mentioned may not
> build desktop apps for individual consumers, they (for instance, IBM
> Global Services) build them for corporate ones, including governments.
> That's a huge, although specialised, market.
Yes, but that's not the same market that Microsoft and Apple serve. There's
a huge difference. It'd be difficult to get away with some of the corporate
crap that I get to see in the mass market.
> Then, there is a tendency (at least, in the corporate consumer market)
> to hire suppliers that can provide everything in one box. Research
> seemingly unrelated to the core business easily becomes a competitive
I'll take your word for it. I haven't seen it myself. :-)
> Also, research itself is as much a commodity as anything else. It
> sells, if you sell it right.
You're trying to get me to say: IBM sells complexity. :-)
> ps. If you thought of Intel as just a chip maker, think again
I could start talking about hundred of millions of dollars Intel lost with
its non-core investments in all sorts of half-baked ideas during dotcom
years as well as all those inexplicably gaudy concept PCs/gadgets they
periodically come up with that never see the light of day, but I won't. I
think Intel was and still is a trailing chip maker :-)
I'm always ready to bet against IBM, Oracle, Sun, etc when it comes to
issues of usability. It's just not in their genes.
Nullius in Verba
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