beige rant (was Re: IBM 5150 with red case on ebay)

Tor Arntsen kspt.tor at
Fri May 13 19:29:40 CDT 2016

On 14 May 2016 at 00:20, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at> wrote:

> Do not blame the computer companies, blame the customers. Beige and
> gray were the colors they wanted.

When companies buy, someone will have to approve (that is, provide the
money). That's often the company's own beancounters.. Engineer:
"We'll need this particular computer. This here model will do."
Beancounter (looking in sales brochure): "Purple? We don't do that
kind of thing here. This other model will do, surely" (points to beige

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