Originally Posted by plageclochard
lol, I love this thread, and hammer, I'm not picking on you here, just using your quote to point out something...
It's entirely possible that very little would change in terms of the product that the consumers see, and the "cool" argument is completely invalid...
General Electic (not so cool) owns Universal Pictures (which is kinda cool) and NBC (meh)...NBC then owns CNBC (definitely not cool) but also the SciFi channel (pretty cool, but I'm a nerd).
because I like pictures...
Ford makes this extremely uncool car:
But Ford owns several companies that make these hella kewl vehicles:
Basically what I'm saying is try not to be so quick to judge, maybe just sit back and see what happens.
I understand what you're saying Plage, but Dell has no history of purchasing interest in smaller companies and letting them continue to do what they do.
I would agree that if Alienware can continue to build on what they have, and get a financial injection from Dell or anyone for that matter, it could be good for Alienware.
I just find it hard to believe that Dell would put up that kind of money and not demand management input and ultimately interfere with Alienware's way of doing business.
That's what's got me stumped. The guys I know at Alienware wouldn't want to lose control of the direction Alienware takes, and I can't imagine Dell investing without gaining control of the management to protect their investment.
The guys at AW have worked very hard to build the company, so I would assume if this deal is for real they're either making big $, or have insured that they retain authority and management of the company.
And regarding conglomeration of corporations into what they've become does have some positives, but there are also huge negatives. Six corporations how own just about every media outlet that matters, so they essentially control the press.
That's not proving to be a good thing in my mind, no matter how you slice it.