if IBM can make a value proposition in China with PPC, they actually have a chance at getting some market share outside embedded.
yes i agree
from TFA summary: "because the government has been actively pushing homegrown solutions over foreign technology, "
China is serious about this.
They are wise to the level of embedded spyware and also the way companies will lock you into proprietary everything.
Also, it's a wise move from an IT perspective. Especially for something as huge as China, pushing "homegrown solutions" on that economy of scale is a major change and it will have a noticalbly positive effect.
"Like turning an Aircraft Carrier"...that's China's IT infrastructure...it's so huge, it takes a long time to turn, so your criteria for deciding to change course is different...also the consequences of when you do change course are orders of magnitude different