Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4955 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Trevor doesn't state Jobs' intervention as fact, and neither does he claim Paul stated it as fact. It's an assumption and stated as that.
Thanks for the response.
I don't want to appear to be attacking Trevor.
He could be mistaken about his role as company savior, and Paul may very well have said that to him.
It is a nice chunk of business when you consider what Trevor has paid Varisys (and A-eon's apparent margins in general).
But I don't know that it is enough to afford to pay salaries to several employees.
Personally, I would think that the real salvation of Varisys would have come in their buy out.
As to sourcing the PA6T cpus, as a previous customer, Paul might have been able to secure these on his own (without the magical intervention of Jobs).
Trevor HAS paid Varisys for the development of three motherboard.
And paid well.
I am don't want to knock the guy (and would even lay the decision to use the P1022 at Paul's feet - it was the type of cpu he stated his preference for over the PA6T).
Then again, that preference probably helped cinch the decision to use the P5020 and P5040 on X5000 motherboards.
BTW - Full apologies to everyone (especially André) for my consistent inability to always be soft spoken, polite, and politically correct.
In the businesses I have been in, being able to 'cut through it' has often been more valuable than considerations about bruised feelings.[ Edited by Jim 19.05.2016 - 18:53 ]
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"