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Thread: IBM PC chip
face BY : David VanHorn email (remove spam text)

>         The same happened to Osborne, with his "model one" portable. When
> anounced "model two", there was a warehouse full of "model one"
> computers! :oD So it got no sales anymore, everyone was waiting for the
> "model two". And Osborne broke :oP

Almost happened to Verifone as well.
Sales staff leaked word of the new "ZON" terminals, and sales of the
existing product plummeted.
Pressure to get the new terminals out was unbeleivable, but we did make it
happen, and survived.

Rule 1:  Never let engineering staff talk to sales.

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