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The New York Times has an article that states people close to the negotiations claim IBM is selling its personal computer business, likely to Chinese firm Lenovo.  IBM basically built the original PC and if this pans out it is very sad to see. Get all […]

The New York Times has an article that states people close to the negotiations claim IBM is selling its personal computer business, likely to Chinese firm Lenovo.  IBM basically built the original PC and if this pans out it is very sad to see.

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  1. I don’t think I’m sorry to see them going. Sure, one of their innovative team first came up with basic design and somehow passed through beaurocracies inside big blue to see the light of the day. But afterwards when IBM as a corporate took over making the PCs, it was really bad all along. I’d to use ThinkPads while working at one of my clients, it was piece of crap compared to other alternatives in market. All IBM products were typically 50% more expensive and with lack of obvious features. Most executives who possibly got bulk deals or bribes from IBM forced upon IBM systems on their entire company. I’m sure whoever takes it over would beyond doubt will do better at pricing and innovation because IBM was the worst monster. Even if IBM moving out may feel nostalgic I guess PC revolution would have been started by someone else even if IBM wasn’t there, though I won’t like to indulge in mere speculation.

  2. Wow. Mr/Ms Shah uses one Thinkpad and all of a sudden they are branded as ‘crap’. I think you’ll find that Thinkpads are preferred in many circles, not the least of which is the corporate markets mentioned, largely because they offer outstanding build quality, exceptional after-sales support, and don’t look like a toy. And what an egregious statement this is: “Most executives who possibly got bulk deals or bribes from IBM forced upon IBM systems on their entire company.” Oh please.

    When I whip out my X40 on a plane or in a meeting, it’s not unusual for two or three people (usually with outrageously useless Tablet PCs) to come up afterward and enquire.

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