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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 19:08:55 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 20:12:27 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that The little lost angel wrote (in <firstname.lastname@example.org
t.sg>) about 'Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career', on Wed, 2
>On Wed, 02 Oct 2002 11:54:42 GMT, Chuck Simmons
>>But the current PC architecture is clearly doomed and that will change
>>much of the structure of the industry again. My bet is that the new
>>players fail (companies less than 30 years old), the old companies will
>>shake out again and the market will look a lot different.
>It's gonna to be one humongous installed mass to overcome for anything
>to replace the PC. There had been better products poised for that role
>but apparently none of them succeeded simply due to the sheer number
>of x86 PC installed and the sheer number of software available... and
>unavailable to the replacement.
I agree. If all of Microsoft and IBM were zapped by aliens, we would
have to more or less re-invent them. Just think: do you see all these
big outfits that own 10 000 PCs switching to Apple or some
implementation of UNIX within weeks of such an (improbable) event?
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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