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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE:Ebay
From: Rolfe Tessem <>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:19:46 -0500
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Brian Reid wrote:
>> And...weren't you with DEC and worked on AltaVista?  Which, IMO, was a
>> superb "thing"...don't know quite what to call it, as it wasn't a 
>> product,
>> had no FRUs...
> Yes. I never had operational responsibility for Alta Vista, but I was 
> one of the key players in starting it and keeping it running. You will 
> note that DEC went out of business in June 1999; one reason is that it 
> never knew how to adapt to new things such as Alta Vista. Imagine 
> clinging to old-fashioned engineering such as was done in the previous 
> century...

And, of course, Ken Olsen truly believed it when he said that the PC was 
"snake oil". :-)

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Rolfe Tessem
Lucky Duck Productions, Inc.

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