Re[6]: Thoughts on the book: DEC is dead, long live DEC

Re[6]: Thoughts on the book: DEC is dead, long live DEC

Post by Valentin L » Wed, 06 Sep 2006 15:03:42



It's not a surprise at all. Yes, there were different ways around the
export constraints (I heard about some equipment supposed to be
delivered somethere in the Europe but reloaded from the commercial
ship to the Soviet naval cruiser in the middle of Atlantic), but none of
them were fast/easy. And every computer delivered such way into
[sub]military organizations had to be checked against artifical
"add-ons". Not a fast and easy procedure either.
So IMHO, desision to have in-house production (work horses at least)
made sense. Usual "To give fish" vs. "To give net"
BTW, VAX hardware was produced not only in the Soviet Union.
I worked on the BIG VAX made in the East Germany.

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Best regards,
Valentin
valentin.likoum at ncc dot volga dot ru