I must apologise for initiating HP’s proposed exit from the consumer PC hardware business. You see there is this thing about my selection of hardware and the subsequent future of the manufacturer:
5.) If I purchase a PC from a company they cease trading in New Zealand. Strange thing is all these machines have been faultless and are still operational. I do suggest if you work for a PC company and you like your job it’s not a good idea to sell me a machine!
- CADS – Closed down, admittedly a few years after I got my 486.
- PC Direct – At the time a market leading local assembler. Not long after I got one of their machines they sold out to Gateway.
- Gateway – Soon after I buy one of their machines they quit our market, no longer in NZ.
- The PC Company – Again, once a leading local assembler. I was lucky as think my machine was one of the last out the door before they crashed
Then a couple of weeks back posted this tweet:
It seems fellow CAD Blogger Brian Benton has a similar talent:
This is being written on a two year old PB Tech PC. They seem to be trading well whenever I visit and I hope that continues!