understand that in the laboratory developing the system there
are only 34 people including the janitor. Of these, 14 are
engineers and 4 are programmers ... Contrasting this modest
effort with our vast development activities, I fail to understand
why we have lost our industry leadership position by letting
someone else offer the world's most powerful computer."
Thomas Watson, IBM CEO August 1963
commenting on the CDC 6600 designed primarily by Seymour Cray.
Seymour Cray's response