Roll back the clock - not a chance !
It seems to me that companies today are run by accountants rather than sales folks. Only interested in the numbers for each quarter. Let's not sell more but fire a few thousand employess; after all they are only our biggest asset !. MD/CEO leaves after 18 months with a big cash bonus & a knighthood. Moves to another outfit & repeats the one trick pony. Or they go for a big merger eg. Compaq & HP, fire more thousands, walk away with millions & leave a complete shambles behind. Little wonder that Enterprise IT Mgrs are a bunch of hard nosed cynics.
Few companies provide the IT /Salesmanship/Management Training of the '60s/'70s given by Olivetti, IBM, HP, Burroughs, ICL, NCR etc before salesmen were let anywhere near a customer.
Happy days consigned to the history bin. But, hey, that's progress............
As an aside, Apple's Watch is a classic pre-announcement to buy time & stop punters parting with hard earned cash for competitive products. FUD rules ! Works everytime.