There's not enough food for THREE but. . .(Re: Bell Labs closes)
> Darwin theory - "it's not the strong that will survive, but
> rather the most adaptable to change ..."[/color]
So you'd be advocating a customer move away from the VMS status quo to
something different then?
Cheers Richard Maher
PS. "Those who are willing to devour the friends, family, and installed-base
with also extend their longevity; if only for a short time". And once your
mates have "changed" VMS into the most expensive and poorly performing Unix
on the planet, then what?
Don't worry; there's still some fat juicy VMS customers out there that are
just waiting to be wacked over the head in the name of evolution (or
self-preservation). Just are the gSOAP guys!
But as a huge fan of Intelligent Design (in general, and as opposed to Unix
and Windows specifically) let me tell your colleagues to get their filthy
mutating gene-tampering hands off VMS and go over there and start with that
Please stop appologizing for VMS!
"Main, Kerry" <Kerry.Main@hp.com> wrote in message
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Kraemer [mailto:M.Kraemer@gsi.de]
> Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 4:22 PM
> To: [email]Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com[/email]
> Subject: Re: Bell Labs closes
> JF Mezei schrieb:
> > And this poses an interesting problem: will the western
> > company be able to compete head to head with China on a cost basis ?[/color]
> > lack of esoteric research basically ensures that the western company
> > won't come up with something *totally* new that China won't have.[/color]
> This kind of projections of the future are mostly flawed, since
> they assume that things will just go on indefinitely like they did
> in the past. For China this would mean to assume, that they always
> will be more cost effective and at the same time more inventive than
> the West.[/color]
Darwin theory - "it's not the strong that will survive, but rather the
most adaptable to change ..."
Some good lessons in this theory.
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