Thinking Machines

The Rise and Fall of Thinking Machines is a good read.

What does it boil down to? The CEO had no business skills and spent money on really stupid stuff.

Instead of making an interesting machine people could use, they made a machine as a very expensive foray into interesting hacking projects and the result was an unusable mess. At very least Sun has solaris and encourages porting to it, but this could have run Linux and didn’t.

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