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Re: Re: Re: Use Perl wisely, not cleverly

by jmcnamara (Monsignor)
on Feb 20, 2003 at 23:06 UTC ( #237265=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Use Perl wisely, not cleverly
in thread Use Perl wisely, not cleverly


my big names are: Sun (currently), Motorola, Tandem (if you know what it is)

I believe that it is a type of bicycle.

--
John.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Use Perl wisely, not cleverly
by extremely (Priest) on Feb 21, 2003 at 00:26 UTC
    Tandem once built a machine that could not die. It could fry processors, memory, backplanes, power supplies and continue to live.

    Tandem once built a machine to government specs. It matched every Mil-spec tossed at it and stood triumphant amongst the rubble of its bid opponents.

    Tandem once built a machine almost no one bought and fewer kept running. Tandem went against Cray and IBM at their height of competition and found that slow, wonky, proprietary, 100%, and tool-less lost out to fast, well-documented, proprietary but cloned, 99.9% with great tech support and helpful reps, and fabulous programming tool-sets.

    Tandem, last I heard, was an in-joke at Compaq, where their PC department had already re-invented every useful tech in the box and couldn't imagine why their bosses bought the dead husk of a company. Patents, in case you are wondering...

    And that is why, when yon troll brags about Tandem, everyone thinks he means bicycles. :) :)

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Use Perl wisely, not cleverly
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 21, 2003 at 16:05 UTC
    A good one. I mean it, this one makes life more bright, especially read it on Fri. It is a type of bicycle, and also was a company focus on non-stop computer hardware and software.

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