Last I heard, Ted Waitt was kicking back somewhere in a posh part of Southern California, living the high life that came his way from starting Gateway. I wonder what he thought about the news that his old company no longer would be selling computers directly to the public.
Along with Dell, Gateway was one of the two companies most responsible for popularizing the idea of buying computers over the phone. But this week's about-face only put a long-expected coda on the final chapter of this story.
Now owned by Acer, Gateway lost its way years ago. Despite frequent … Read more