The Soul of a New Machine - Flying Upside Down Summary & Analysis

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Flying Upside Down Summary and Analysis

West describes working at Data General as a game to get the product out the door with their names on it. They call the game the competition for resources that is a way of describing the rivalry between the people on the Eagle project and those in North Carolina. Both groups had different vice presidents. This is what contributed to the competitive environment, and de Castro liked this. This meant that the teams not only had to design new computers, but they had to compete for the resources, like support from the Software group.

West figured that the company couldn't support two computer development sites. Most of the resources were in North Carolina and that site was billed as the research site. West felt that the Eagle was a form of insurance for the company if the...

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