A big scratch on the door

One of Intel’s top executives once told me that he finally understood how things had changed in microprocessor business when someone asked him if he would accept delivery on an expensive new automobile if it was in perfect condition except for a big scratch on the door. After all, the car would deliver the same fuel economy, same performance, same cargo capacity, same expected service lifetime. But no, he paid for a perfect product, and that’s what he expected.

— IEEE Computer

— 2002.07.08



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