Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by SOS, Aug 27, 2007.
WOW... Just WOW.
Just 8 short years ago, the stock price was at $67/share. How sad.
I used to work for them. This really bums me out.
Damn, I just told somebody to buy stock in them, I already bought two of their computers this year, they make a good product
Fuck. Gateway makes good computers and has real Americans for customer service. I'll bet it all goes to shit now.
I'm concerned about that part as well. You can call them and not have to deal with Habib... er... Bill.
i bought a monitor from them for my new rig about 2 months ago and am extremely happy i too hope it doesn't go to shit..
coincidently i have a 19" acer monitor dual'd up with it.
I used to use the Amiga Platform until Commodore went Bankrupt. My very first PC was an Acer Aspire. It had a Pentium 133mz, with 32 meg of ram. The 2 gig hard drive was half height, about the size of CD Rom Drive. I gave that computer away and it passed thru many hands but came back to me. I now use it to play old Dos games. The original drive, everything still works on it. I have no complaints about Acer.
This news pisses me off in so many different ways...Sinn Fein knows why...
oh well...at least I was part of something before it was big...
how did that happen to gateway? it seemed like one minute there were gateway commercials on tv every 2 minutes with that goofy bald guy with the ponytail. then suddenly that completely stopped
Here's what happened. The bald guy with the ponytail stepped down and let some corporate shirt take over and he ran the company into the ground.
Ted Waitt, the bald guy with the ponytail, who founded the company took over but it was too late.
corporate shirts suck ass
I have an Acer Laptop. Other than the fact that my soundcard, I think it's the soundcard at least, is kinda fucked, I have no problems with it
That corporate shirt has a name...it's Jeff Weitzen. And he is a DOUCHEBAG.
Actually, the blame for this monster fuckup is the CEO of eMachines Wayne Inouye. When Gateway "aquired" the company a few years back, part of the deal was that Gateway's founder Ted Waitt would relinquish all rights to the new partnership (therefore giving up his seat as chairman by 2005). He went on the to charitable work with his wifey and found a production company with his brother, and this DICKDOUCHE from eMachines sells out to a bunch of even larger dickdouches.
My first real job was at Gateway (back when it was called Gateway 2000 b/c every company had to have the numbers "2000" at the back of it to sound edgy and cool). I started there when it was a NOTHING company running out of an old bank building adjacent to the hog lots (this was a few years after the infamous "barn" beginnings"). I was at the ground breaking ceremony for the 100+ acre campus. I was on the engineering teams for a lot of the cool innovations that came out of that place (the high-end laptops (I was on the Solo 9100, 9150, 5100, 5150 teams), the Destination line, the original Profile, etc.). I am friends with Ted Waitt, his brother Norm, Mike Hammond, and a lot of other people who made Gateway the name-brand back in the day. I went to college in Sioux City just so I could continue working for Gateway instead of going somewhere like MIT or CalTech.
All my old engineering friends from GW have been calling me, and much like I am are seriously on their way to getting shit-faced drunk.
Fuck you Acer. Fuck you in your stupid asses, you are nothing but fucking clown shoes.
Another Rant by Hypes(c).
Yep. Weitzen was some hot-shot from AT&T who was going to pave the way for Gateway to overtake Dell. Well, we saw how that worked out.