(somewhat OT) "Apple Computer, Inc." no more
compoobah at valleyimplants.com
Tue Jan 9 19:37:14 CST 2007
George Currie wrote:
> I wonder if Apple (the former computer company) paved the way for the
> name change in the last round of negotiations it had with Apple (the
> record label) as one of Apple's major arguments (hey, we're a computer
> company, no one would get confused) is now officially gone.
Especially interesting given the scorn that the DEC-VAX agreement from
the '70s had.
The "why" question still remains on a technical level, given that all
of their "consumer" products still are data processing equipment,
predominantly based around microprocessors. They may not be intended to
be general purpose computing machines, but then again neither was the
PlayStation 2 et al, and look what's been done with them.
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