Evolution or Extinction

By Deane Barker on October 7, 2003

Old giants fight to reclaim glory days: A great article about once-great companies like Motorola, RCA, Kodak, and Sun (!), that have to change or die.

“All those companies once were mighty names in tech. All have to fundamentally change to stay relevant. Whether they do matters to millions of people. […]

Sun could be RCA. Sun has been wildly inventive, and its machines were the engine of the Internet boom. But, analysts note, it’s now offering high-end proprietary products (such as RCA’s videodisc) that are increasingly losing out to lower-cost, more broadly based products from Dell.”