A short news bit from the business side of things:
Apparently, recent efforts at developing incendiary laptops have not gone unnoticed at the Pentagon. Dell was awarded a new contract with the US Military
earlier this week which is valued at up to $5 billion USD.
The contract is for laptops, desktops, displays, printers, and peripherals - so basically, anything that Dell sells. It will be in effect for three years, with the total purchase ceiling set at the above-mentioned $5 bn. This particular contract comes with an option for extension for a total of 10 years, which is a pretty long contract for technology that moves so quickly.
The last contract with the military was made in 2001 with many computer manufacturers (including Dell), and was only worth $300 million total.
Finally, a reason for Dell to set things on fire.
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