Forget “Steve Jobs,” Get Ready For “Michael Dell”


Forget “Steve Jobs,” Get Ready For “Michael Dell” – CONAN on TBS


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  1. peachin commented on Oct 21

    Dell Computer – Shipped so fast in the 1980’s and 1990’s there were no instruction – the pages did not fit the screens… the sales people lied about most everything… Dell Computer gave the PC a terrible reputation… but offered big business cheap equipment and if the Business was big enough they would send techs out to fix the problems – a private individual was F**cked. Compaq a great PC was absorbed by someone (HP I think) who sold crap (low cost drives, etc) in the name Compaq. Gateway 2000 began strong with good equipment – Then the PC AT and subsequent models began to have “cardboard internal’s” motherboards and drives The IBM Think Pad was the only PC reputable on the market of course they were 2X the price of the shit. Lenovo Took over IBM’s computer MFG… The Lenovo ThinkPads today that are designed coordinated by IBM for their employees are excellent! Not all “thinkPads” just a few models for IBM employees.

    • DeDude commented on Oct 22

      In some sense the PC was seriously hurt by the fact that there was such a strong competition. Most people could only judge the product on some fuzzy MB parameter and the PRICE. So it became a competition on price. The quality was not something that the wast majority of people could judge.

    • BTUR commented on Oct 22

      I’d say that’s still true even now. Your typical “knowledgeable” consumer today knows about RAM, GHz clock speed, and size of the hard-drive….but that’s about it. There are so many other aspects to quality that unless you have a real technical understanding of PC’s, you won’t have a clue about any of it. It still takes quite a bit of research for even consumers with a solid understanding of the basics to get a handle on what to buy.

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