I have very little to say today, because I was out reporting yesterday. If I had written my regular column, I would have expounded on that


of a deal: the


(IBM) - Get Report



(DELL) - Get Report

partnership. What's it about? Nothing.

There are no guarantees or purchase minimums that anyone knows about. To quote one of my sources: It's really nothing more than a procurement deal for IBM, which is only good if Dell can purchase $16 billion worth of products over seven years. At least that's what it appears to be. And one sure loser appears to be



. (For more on Maxtor's problems, see my column


See you Monday.

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