[rc5] Mac approaching the top! (Not there yet, though)

G. Armour Van Horn vanhorn at whidbey.net
Tue Jul 29 17:44:44 EDT 1997


At 11:58 29.07.1997, Jason Novinger wrote:
>> IBM was/is a designer and manufacturer of the PowerPC chip - they might not
>> want to shoot themselves in the foot.
>>
>>
>
>This wouldn't be so much a platform war between IBM and Apple, as much as a
>corporate rivalry.

If IBM were capable of marketing (and they clearly aren't) this would be a
great deal for them. It would pit their flagging operating system (OS/2)
against a chip that they helped design and currently manufacture (604e).
They should be able to get some good press out of it.

Van


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