LA30 parts and question

Noel Chiappa jnc at
Tue Nov 21 07:44:30 CST 2017

    > From: Fritz Mueller

    > Overall, I have been pretty amazed by the sheer number of machined
    > parts, castings, high quality bearings, etc. within this beast. Lots of
    > stainless steel throughout. Sure wouldn't find anything built this way
    > these days! What a tank.

That's DEC for you - quality engineering (mostly :-). Reminds me of this
Porsche/Lotus story:

Alas, that kind of engineering turned into a liability when DEC tried to
compete in the 'new world' of personal computers... :-(


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