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[non]Status of TI
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 90 18:11 PDT
From: Gavan Duffy <GAVAN@SAMSON.CADR.AMIS.COM>
I don't know that you can fault TI too much for trying to generate profits.
I don't fault them for trying. I fault them for being blatant
hype-mongers, for destroying one of a handful of other players,
for 1failing0 to generate profits in this market, and for exiting.
I should mention that I do not hold this against any individual
who may have worked for TI in this area - some of them are (or
at least were before I sent mail on this subject) good friends
of mine - I blame TI as a corporate entity, and their marketing
strategy (I suppose you could call it that) in particular.
It seems to me that the real villian is whoever gave them access to the
technology in the first place.
Perhaps, but their only real fault in the matter was being foolish
enough to walk into TI's trap and needy enough to want the money
badly. Anyway, I think they've already suffered for their mistakes.
I wonder why they did it.
Good question. It may have been a matter of financial necessity.
Certainly TI's intentions were plain from the outset to anyone who
knew much about their corporate history.