!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Thu Apr 6 11:46:00 2000

Well, Allison, at least you've got the VB under your belt! I wish I'd been
that smart some 10 years back. I was too much of a hardware snob to catch
the VB wave, which seems to make all these young guys retire before they're
40. It's probably not fun, since the class of things it handles well is
quite narrow, but they typcially make in half a day what I make in a week of
billable time.

If VB's a joke, I guess it's a joke on me. Perhaps it's a joke on you, too.

----- Original Message -----
From: <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: !Re: Nuke Redmond!

> > which is enabled by the fact that Microsoft made computers simple enough
> > use that the masses could and would use them.
> If MS made cars it would be good to have AAA and a cell phone as youd use
> it. ;)
> > If you want to dog somebody, the go after DEC, (God be thanked that
> > gone!) with their antiquated technology always a generation behind
> > else and with their ridiculous prices.
> Yep, and the copy of VMS5.5 on my MVII I got used from DEC in 1993 is
> still racking up hours... The 486 I got in 96, puked, the replacement
> puked and the need to reinstall MS out numbers the times I've backed up
> the VAX (typically monthly).
> > twice. The oldest of the guys I know doing this is 35 and worth over
> > net. Five years ago, he was begging me for work. How many guys do you
> > who have net savings of over a year's gross after only five years? That
> > certainly indicates VB is not just a joke.
> No, VB is a joke. That you can make money in goobs off it is not a joke.
> It is sad however that programming skills have fallen to that level... of
> course the last app I got here we prodded for two weeks before trashing it
> as unacceptably buggy.
> Oh, I maintain code here in VB, QB.45/dos and even GWBASIC. As a member
> of STAB most of that stuff is pretty horrid and only exceeded by the most
> cryptic of asm code. However being pragmatic person I know the stuff as
> greed is good.
> Allison
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