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Re: Computers and the OBS
Post by Loren Pechtel   » Mon May 13, 2019 9:57 pm

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phillies wrote:
Loren Pechtel wrote:All modern mass storage devices have processors without which you're not going to read what's on them.


My DVDs have processors?


That's storage media, not a storage device. The drive that reads them certainly has it's own processor.
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Re: Computers and the OBS
Post by DMcCunney   » Thu May 16, 2019 6:00 pm

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Louis R wrote:There are a number of reasons it was IBM and the Seven Dwarfs, and being a marketing monster was far from the main one.
The biggest reason was probably money. This sort of thing is a classic capital intensive business. It cost an enormous and steadily growing amount to do the R&D to produce newer generations of machines. Smaller players got squeezed out because they simply couldn't afford to do it. The market for their machines wasn't big enough to generate the revenue needed to get the capital.
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