Virus Alert !!!

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Wed Mar 7 23:00:58 2001

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, John Foust wrote:

> At 03:05 PM 3/7/01 -0600, you wrote:
> >(1) Their products' popularity and commonness is largely *not* a result of the
> >product's quality.
> As any corporate droid can tell you, "quality" is
> satisfaction of user's perceived needs. It's not to be
> confused with the nerd's idea of technical superiority.

No, "quality" is doing WELL what the package purports that it can do!

                                                 - don
> >(2) Their products are designed for idiots. Computers are tools for smart
> >people. Should we let evolution gradually filter out stupid people from the
> >species, or should we allow them to be our least common denominator, thereby
> >limiting the power of the species as a whole?
> You don't get out much, do you? Have you ever met someone
> who doesn't use a computer daily, or who only uses one
> begrudgingly at work? Most Microsoft products have too
> many features, which isn't what I'd call "idiot" software.
> "Idiot" software is something like Adobe PhotoDeluxe,
> where you can't do a thing without a wizard.
> >(3) Their software engineers have given far too much design control to their
> >marketing droids.
> A marketroid is incapable of specifying the blatant
> security holes they've added to their products. It's the
> job of the programmer to do it right.
> >(4) Think Britney Spears, but only in software.
> Oops, they did it again?
> - John
Received on Wed Mar 07 2001 - 23:00:58 GMT

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