Robert Cringely

Robert Cringely


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The Decline and Fall of IBM...

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“If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside. ”
Robert Cringely

“Peter Drucker, who had been writing about business for 50 years before Jensen and Meckling wrote their paper in 1976, said the only purpose of a business was “to create a customer.” The chapters to come will show in great detail what a lousy job IBM has been doing at that lately.”
Robert Cringely, The Decline and Fall of IBM: End of an American Icon?

“Warriors have always been in the sales department and nowhere else—this is key. Wizards are in research where they are misunderstood but respected. Craftsmen are journeymen programmers and engineers. Serfs are in manufacturing, customer service, and server administration.”
Robert Cringely, The Decline and Fall of IBM: End of an American Icon?



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