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  •  and Dell, don't forget Dell... (1+ / 0-)
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      But Dell is not TI or Compaq.  TI manufactured the first transistor radio and invented, along with fairchild, the integrated circuit.  What was interesting was because there was really no demand, TI created products that used the technology.  Compaq reversed engineered the IBM BIOS, and fought the legal battles, the upshot is that we no longer pay $4,000 for a basic computer.

      The upshot is that without these companies, much of what is Now Silicone Valley would not exist.  

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