I have to get out of this sick town - don't let your kids read this
Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Tue Mar 28 20:30:48 MST 2006
Agree on all points. I believe, though (am not totally sure) that IBM has
sold its PC division to a Chinese Corp.
At 08:54 PM 3/27/2006, you wrote:
>Stephen A. Frye wrote:
>>Nonsense. Fuel cells are *a* source, and yes, they are years away.
>>That is not a reason to not work them. There are many other energy
>>sources. Are they practical? Not yet. Should we really work them? I
>I agree that work should continue to make fuel cells more affordable. Such
>research is being done by big corporations who believe they'll make a
>helluva lot of money from selling fuel cells.
>>How much effort do you really believe any corporation o industry will put
>>into a product that might rob them of business?
>If they have any sense they'll adapt their business to make a profit from
>the new product. American history is full of companies that went out of
>business because they did not adapt. Likewise our history is full of
>companies that did adapt and are still around today. One example is the
>breweries when prohibition came along. They stopped making beer and
>started making other stuff. When the laws again changed, they were ready
>to get back into the beer business.
>IBM is a company that got started in the late 19th century making
>typewriters and a machine the US government used to process the forms for
>the 1890 census. IBM no longer makes that census card counting
>machine. The last I heard, they no longer make typewriters. Now the do
>computers. They adapted. The argument could have been made at one point
>that computers would make the census counting machine and typewriters obsolete.
>Sgt Schultz "You're a better cook than my wife."
>Louis LeBeau "Merci"
>Sgt Scultz "You're also better looking."
Stephen A. Frye
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steve at fryefamily.net
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