SGI, a sad story

BusinessWeek [via Steve Mitchell(FF)]: "There was a time when Silicon Graphics Corp. was the Apple Inc. of corporate computing. It received coverage out of all proportion to its size, certainly by BW. And for good reason: It involved larger-than-life characters such as Jim Clark, who went on to co-found Netscape. SGI was forever on the cutting edge of technology innovation, and pioneered use of powerful computing technology in the making of movies, game consoles and for early Web companies in the mid-1990s." - I remember seeing a special on ILM, I believe, where they toured ILM's render farm. It was full of SGI boxes. Now, I'm sure, it's full of x86 boxes running Linux. Strange how things evolve, isn't it?


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