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PA-RISC has set the pace, Hewlett-Packard now leads the race

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@calvin did they evenshow stuff like this this on American TV or was it made for internal use at sales conferences etc?

From what I vaguely remember of these they would only be affordable to a medium size business as a large capital investment, and folk who make such decisions tend not to be swayed by cheesy pop rap videos (even if it *was* the 1990s!)

@vfrmedia from @coryw: every UNIX workstation vendor did this shit, Much of it was internal cheerleading, esp. "Power of Suns" by the Suns and Noses.

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19:55 < coryw> Dealers did exist, to an extent, and would be sent stuff like this.
19:55 < coryw> I have an O2/Octane dealer prep CD, for example

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19:56 < coryw> which has like datasheet templates and a copy of the Gill Sans font for the Octane
19:58 < coryw> to address the affordability issue: Whether or not this is true of HP in that particular era, SGI and Sun did have on-file $5000 workstation configs at various points, and it wouldn't surprise me if some showed up in university bookstores.

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@calvin @coryw there were Sun workstations at my Uni in around 1991/2 (I managed to get onto Usenet etc using those as well which the profs really didn't like, as it involved bypassing the geoblocks on the UK academic net JANet

Back then it was a strange thing which didn't even have normal DNS and all the domains were backwards i.e uk.ac.spunkbridge.* instead of *.spunkbridge.ac.uk

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