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I think there is more than a culture clash. Although that would definitely occur.
Sheesh, yes! Try to say no to a person under another VP and the problem gets escalated up and then back down unto your head. That is internal politics and I wouldn't want to work for that kind of group. One ends up producing nothing interesting but a bunch of bandaids to give choices of the 100 different ways to kiss butt.
All of our engineering were defined to be cost centers. Nobody could measure how much money we made with our products. When Bell started screwing around in his goal to destroy PDP-10s, JMF wanted us to become a division and let us sink or swim on our own without Central Engineering intervention.
Yes, that would be a completely different set up. AFAIK, ATT never did this with their Unix. If they had, it probably wouldn't have taken sacrifices of first borns and 500 lawyers to get license agreement to run the thing.
poo. I'll even go further out on my limb...(I'm removing sci.crypt). There wouldn't have been all these different flavors of Unix if ATT had been in the computer biz (as a division).
So far, it looks like an OS takes about 10 years of widespread development to deliver sophisticated computing services. That's why we see Unix doing what it does today. Once it got unleashed, something needs about 10 years of global effort to fine tune it.
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the upfront learning curve tended to be higher and the full PLI (at least IBM) tended to be much larger. however there were various...
They must have had to work 7x24. Just adjusting formats to conformity would have driven anybody nuts.
Subtract a hundred and four for e-mail.