• Subject: Re: Thank you for the WakeUp Call
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 08:04:30 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Actually, I saw Mr O'Conner's posting as a bit of an exaggeration, but did
not take it as a sales pitch.  It did, though, highly recommend using an off 

storage.  But then again, isn't that a good idea?

His post did make me think about my own situation, not so much with flooding
but with earthquakes (living in Los Angeles and all) and what we would do if
we had a disaster.

I took it with a grain of salt, and it got me thinking.

I think the only thing Mr. O'Conner did wrong was the spamming of people's
e-mail.  If he didn't do that, I would say he is justified.

I want to hear about backup strategies from someone in a company that deals
with backups all the time.  I would like to hear about connectivity from someone
who deals with them, usually someone who makes a product to do so.

When I was a member of a users group for a small home computer system we
would have people come in from companies to talk about their products.  Not
to buy their products, but to learn about that aspect of the field.  Because 

usually knew more about that particular field than anyone else.

Mr. O'Conner did make a statement instead of a question or answer, which is
where I think most people took objection too.  Personally, I didn't, but then
I never got his spam either <g>


Jim Langston

David Gibbs wrote:

> This is not the case ... Al has only mentioned TAA Tools in response to
> someone's question ... where he suggested that TAA Tools contains a
> function to solve a problem.
> Mr. O'Conner's posting was an unsolicited advertisement ... true, he did
> not mention a product in particular ... but he sent a verty similar message
> to me personally (at my work email address) that DID mention his products
> and services.
> A note that should be considered is the fact that "Larryt222@aol.com" just
> subscribed to MIDRANGE-L on the 8th of this month (and had a very hard time
> doing it at that) makes me wonder who he actually is.  Mr. O'Conner has had
> a few other AOL subscribers send unsolicited endorsements in the past who
> never actually particpated in the list.
> I would strongly recommend that anyone who wants to make a personal,
> unsolicited, endorsement of a vendor ... should establish a track record
> with the members of this mailing list first.  This is just for credibilitys
> sake.
> david
> [SNIP]

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