It's in the paper so it must be true

You know where you are with a Murdoch rag - ill-informed

Team Register reads The Times - its a pity that Times sub editors don't do the same. The Times reports what must be the IT acquisition bargain of the decade. In a story in both today's printed version (page 35) and on the web site here, The Thunderer reports that IBM paid just $810 for Sequent - the Sherriff's trusty calculator puts this at just a shade over 500 of your English pounds. Something of a bargain, in our humble opinion. At this rate, if IBM could just raise about 1,000 bucks they ought to be able to buy Compaq too. ®

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