Re: A pk is *both* a physical and a logical object.

From: paul c <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 15:56:36 GMT
Message-ID: <Usrmi.119054$xq1.62272_at_pd7urf1no>

David Cressey wrote:
> Just a historical side note: BUNCH was an acronym (or perhaps merely a
> hackronym.) It stood for Burroughs, Univac, National Cash Register, Control
> Data, and Honeywell. None of them were put out of business by DEC or Wang,
> as I recall. Rather, they were insufficiently differentiated from IBM to
> withstand the market pressure that IBM placed on them via their customers.
> I can't speak for Wang, but I would say DEC survived for as long as it did
> by appealing to subset of customers that had always been difficult for IBM
> to serve.
> ...

Heh, heh, like the ones who thought for themselves!

p Received on Sun Jul 15 2007 - 17:56:36 CEST

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