Re: dat need fur speed...

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 15:04:24 -0600

> Don't agree. Apple is still a far bigger company than Sun or SGI and I
> don't hear anyone saying their doomed.

"SGI is doomed." Happy?

Okay, not doomed, perhaps, but hurting. We certainly haven't been very happy
with them here, and we have a lot of their stuff. Support issues. SCSI
ineptitude. Their FDDI interfaces, which are outrageously expensive and

Viewpoint column in February '97 UNIX Review ("SGI: Graphics But No Vision")
cites bizarre marketing strategy (supercomputers), key defections, failure to
fend off attacks on its graphics base, and ends with,

> It comes as no surprise that Wall Street continues to hold down the
> price of SGI stock. The company needs a serious reality check and
> -surprising as it may seem- some leadership. Until then, don't expect
> much from SGI except further disappointment.

I certainly wouldn't be spending my money on them. Sun's a different matter.