Why not? Think about it for a second. If IBM were to buy the Apps
division of Novel then they could truly compete with MS. They would
have an OS, Wordperfect for a very powerfull WP and some unique
Lotus technolgy that could be merged in. Quatro Pro could become
a light spreadsheet product while Lotus/Improv could become the
high end spread sheet. It makes perfect sense. IBM has a strong
networking backkbone to tie everything together including Notes.
Man, Lou are you reading this post? Go for it....
Also cut a deal with Borland to get Paradox. Do not play mister
nice guy anymore. Microsft definately is not. If MS could buy
up software companies and chew them up spitting out what they
do not want then IBM should do the same.
All of us should start a writing campagn to IBM. Perhaps Warp is
not dead after all...