Steve Blank Finds Closure
Steve Blank was VP of marketing at Ardent when I was at Stellar. The two companies were rivals and then later were combined to form Stardent. He’s been telling a bunch of old stories about those days on his blog. I’ve been enjoying them, but in a you-had-to-be-there sort of way.
But today he posted a story that’s pretty funny even if you weren’t there. It’s about about a sale they lost in 1986. The customer in Pittsburgh decided to buy a Cray instead. For some reason that loss really bothered Steve. Many years later he found out that they were selling the Cray on eBay. So he bought it and stuck it in his barn.
Isn’t it nice to find closure on something that’s been bugging you for a long time? I wish I had a picture of the Y-MP sitting next to his manure spreader.
Go read his post here.