Confessions of the World's Largest Switcher
Subject:   I still don't get it
Date:   2003-10-31 00:35:31
From:   anonymous2
How can anyone make such a huge investment in hardware without 'test-driving' it first? Without seeing whether the machine has any problems? Whether the processor stands up to promises?
Maybe the most exciting part in this project is that it seems like no suits ever had a chance to glimpse at the plan - pure hacker power...
Still a gamble I don't understand.
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  • I still don't get it
    2003-11-01 05:08:07  anonymous2 [View]

    Money. Apple probably made an offer he couldn't refuse. They also probably promised full-time on site support and a really cheap replacement agreement for failed machines. In return Apple gets the ultimate in advertisement within the academic and scientific communities. The shock factor alone has people looking at Macs that would not have otherwise.
  • I still don't get it
    2003-10-31 11:35:04  anonymous2 [View]

    Oh, come on!!

    You don't seriously believe he didn't test drive the G5 when he did his little "visit" to Apple do you?!?

    The article simply states that he had never owned a Mac personally. Not that he'd never used one, nor even that no on involved in the project had used one.

    Get a grip on reality.
  • confidence
    2003-10-31 05:22:41  anonymous2 [View]

    I know Srinidhi. He VERY smart. If he had any problems, he would have solved them. There are very few problems that connot be solved if you are willing to work very hard at solving them. So, he took the risk.
  • I still don't get it
    2003-10-31 05:13:03  anonymous2 [View]

    This is real world, most people in the world actually buy products w/o ever "test driving", ie. you want to try a new soda pop, you buy a can, you don't "test drive" before you buy.

    He didn't need to "test drive" because the equipment satisfied all of his design requirments. That is a true "low bid is good bid" a low bid is only good when you know your specifications that you want. If the product satisfies the specifications you desire, and the price you desire, then it is a good low bid. Often people look at the price, and fail to look at the specifications. Thus resulting in an acquisitions that people are not happy with.

    The good professor knew what he wanted, and knew how to achieve what he wanted. This is also the beauty of why a unix based OS X system. He didn't need to learn a new language.

  • I still don't get it
    2003-10-31 02:19:14  anonymous2 [View]

    I'm sure there was a warranty
  • I still don't get it
    2003-10-31 01:31:16  anonymous2 [View]

    Trust Apple. When PowerMac 6100, the first PPC Mac, was born, it was good and stable. Hardly see any problem.