The Soul of a New Machine - The Wars Summary & Analysis

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Tom West was an engineer at Data General and he headed a team of engineers. The big thing in the market now was the 32-bit supermini and DEC had just introduced a news machine called the VAX 11/780. Data General did not introduce their own 32-bit supermini, but many of their competitors did and West knew that they had to have one available soon if they were to survive. Customers usually stay with companies who stay current with the latest technology. West organized his own team and tried to put together a 3bit supermini in a hurry. He hoped to have Data General's answer to VAX within a year.

West even traveled to an unnamed city to try out the VAX. When he arrived, the DEC technician was still installing the machine. West did not volunteer information about who he...

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