On 6/26/2006 at 5:25 PM Chris M wrote:
There are sites that attempt to enumerate all of the
things that used 8088s or 8086s. I purpose to start a
website one of these days. Perhaps some space could be
reserved to host submissions which would attempt to do
that very thing.
Ick who cares about compatibles though? ;)
Say ick all you want, but from a historical point of view, it's
Consider that both IBM and Apple were in the personal computer business and
that both at one time, had a majority share of their market segments.
IBM, not really understanding either the impact that the PC made nor the
competitive threat from Asia, went along for a time as if it was the only
game in town. I think when the PS/2 came out and very few in the market
saluted, that it finally sank in.
From the standpoint purely of corporate strategy, the
clones--that IBM didn't fight them and Apple did--and the eventual
is pretty interesting.