RichA at vulcan.com
Thu Oct 29 18:46:52 CDT 2009
> From: Zane H. Healy
> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:31 PM
> At 3:45 PM -0400 10/29/09, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> arcarlini at iee.org wrote:
>>> cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org wrote:
>>>> In that case, unless Peter or someone else has done the work
>>>> to make the Toad-1 speak DECnet, no one's Toad-1, Peter's or
>>>> any other, will ever be on HECNET. The management at XKL
>>>> absolutely forbade the software people to work on DECnet, for
>>>> reasons obvious to anyone knowing the company history.
>>> Can those of us who don't know ask?
>> Indeed. Inquiring minds want to know.
>> (I want to know!)
> The founders of XKL came from Cisco, I would assume this has
> something to do with it.
The founders of XKL are *the founders* Of 'cisco Systems (as it was originally
spelt). The original 'cisco business plan was to build a PDP-10 clone,
codenamed "TOAD" (for "Ten On A Desk"); the router thing was a small sideline
that provided a positive cash flow. The VC Board of Directors changed the
company's focus a bit. The founders left.
XKL is entirely privately held.
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