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

Marc Sissom msissom at dnaent.com
Tue Jul 29 17:00:44 EDT 1997


At 06:54 PM 7/29/97 +0200, you wrote:
>On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, Bruce Fisher wrote:
>
>> >A battle of epic proportions. Just imagin Apple vs. IBM. Anybody know
>> >anyone at IBM?
>> >
>> IBM was/is a designer and manufacturer of the PowerPC chip - they might not
>> want to shoot themselves in the foot.
>
>Well, I guess Intel is a pretty big company!

Not in comparison to IBM.
According to my intuition and the Fortune 500, it would hardly be a
battle at all. Neither Intel nor Apple would have a chance.

I threw in a few more from the _global_ 500 just for reference:

Name            Rank    Rev(M$) Assets(M$) Employees
General Motors  1      168,369
Ford            2      146,991
IBM             15      75,947  81,132     268,648
Sears Roebuck   61      38,236
Motorola        101     27,973  24,076     139,000
Lockheed Martin 112     26,875
JC Penney       132     23,649
Boeing          144     22,681
Intel           161     20,847  23,735      48,500
Lufthansa       302     13,862
Texas Inst      378     11,713
McDonald's      426     10,686
Aerospatiale    453     10,105
Time-Warner     457     10,064
Toys'R'Us       463      9,932
Apple           469      9,833   5,364      12,147
Westinghouse    487      9,401


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