• Subject: Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V1 #635
  • From: Bill Robins <brobbins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 09:56:36 +0100

> Gosh,
> With COMMON around the corner and all this CA/400 talk going on (about it
> not working in this or that area) I'm beginning to wonder if I need to
> restate my serious comments about CA/400. At the conference in Boston (it
> was Boston wasn't it?) I said a few words about the wonders of Client
> Access for Win95, and what IBM should do with it. For those of you that
> heard that comment, do you feel it's still appropriate?
> Bob Cozzi
> PS. I got in a lot of trouble for it "Bob you're a high-profile guy. You
> can't say stuff like that." said one IBMer. ...that's like throwing gas on
> a fire. <g>

Yes I did think it was irresponsible for you to say it in that way.
Someone once said to me "If you complain about something and don't offer
a solution, you are bitching".  At the time, and even now, I believe
that CA 95 has a lot of promise. Unfortunately, the implementation
leaves so much to be desired.  I truly wish they had implemented the
basics and gotten it right, then worried about the flash. I have had my
share of blood, sweat and tears with this product. But I would never
call it a piece of crap.

I believe that you as a producer of computer products would be extremely
sensitive to an unqualified (meaning "here is why I think this")
blasting of a product in a very public forum.

Bill Robins
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