Compaq to buy DEC for 9.6 billion

Jay Adelson adelson at
Tue Jan 27 19:56:16 UTC 1998

Such assurances have come to us DEC employees already from the executives
you speak of.  I can't say "don't worry," but I can say we (Research and
Advanced Development) are specifically of great interest to Compaq.

Anyway, speculation will always be speculation, we'll have to wait and see.


> On Tue, Jan 27, 1998 at 08:34:52AM -0800, Jay Adelson wrote:
> > Actually, we *were* planning on porting it to TI-99, but now with your idea...
> <ROAR>
> But seriously, folks; DEC has, for all it's faults, always been
> observed to have a soft spot for the net.  Compaq has no such failings.
> This will be a subect of _great_ interest, and "don't worry"'s will
> have to come from executives with sufficient rank to make them stick.
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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