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Re: The great BusyBox fraud continues


From: Chris Ahlstrom
Subject: Re: The great BusyBox fraud continues
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:25 -0000
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David Kastrup pulled this Usenet boner:

> RayLopez99 <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Jun 4, 5:40 am, RJack <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> <snipped>
>
> <URL:http://www.top500.org/stats/list/35/osfam>
>
> 455 systems are powered by Linux.  5 systems by Windows.
>
> I consider this more a sign of failure of Microsoft's "High performance
> computing Windows" initiative.
>
> <URL:http://www.drdobbs.com/184404102>
>
>     Thomas Watson, Jr, IBM's CEO, noted in a famous memo to IBM
>     employees: "Last week, Control Data ... announced the 6600 system. I
>     understand that in the laboratory developing the system there are
>     only 34 people including the janitor. Of these, 14 are engineers and
>     4 are programmers... Contrasting this modest effort with our vast
>     development activities, I fail to understand why we have lost our
>     industry leadership position by letting someone else offer the
>     world's most powerful computer." To which Cray replied: "It seems
>     like Mr. Watson has answered his own question."

Sounds like the "Mythical Man-Month" ought to be called the
"Microsoft Man-Month".

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