PeeCee clones; was:PCW's 25 worst tech products
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Jun 27 21:38:27 CDT 2006
> On 6/27/2006 at 7:11 PM Jim Leonard wrote:
> >I was *all over* IBM until PS/2. "I can't put my existing boards in it?
> > Why the hell not? Who made *that* stupid decision?"
On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Not only that, but MIcrochannel boards were considerably more expensive,
> and the bus was not very amenable to "prototyping" like ISA.
> I guess that after the RT flopped, IBM had to do something with their
> investment in the bus.
> Didn't Tandy offer a microchannel system at one time? IIRC, it also was a
> great stinking failure.
Not only that, but IBM LICENSED the use of MCA. One of the terms for the
license was to make good on any and all past "infringements", (to be
decided by IBM), regardless of whether IBM had ever taken any legal
Other than Tandy, there were almost no clone makers for whom IBM
didn't think that they "owed" something from the past.
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