• Subject: Re: Software Vendors
  • From: John P Carr <jpcarr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 14:27:12 -0500

>  I makes me feel good to realize that someone shares my thoughts
>on this.  I was beginning to wonder where the ethics of the business
>Had gone.  Why have we LET it become an industry standard?  

I think it started with the warrantee you say "OK" to  on the PC.
The warrantee says "If anything goes wrong,  You're to blame, not us".

If you find a problem or bug,   Don't even call the help line cause it won't

be fixed until the "NEW"  upgrade comes out(maybe),  and BTW,  you 
will have to pay for that upgrade.

"Ethics of Business" ?    is that even taught anymore?    Get the big IPO, 
Make the press announcements,  "Coming Next Year......"   

To quote Tom Waits in "Step Right Up"    "Everyone's a winner, we got
galour, That's right you too can be the proud owner of a .. the quality goes
in before
the name goes on...  We have our yearend clearance.... we got smoke damaged
furniture you can drive it away today... act now, act now, and receive as
our gift, our 
gift to you .. it comes in all colors... one size fits all .... don't be
fooled by cheap 
imitations.......    "

And remember    "That's right buddy,  The Large print giveth and the Small
print taketh 

I may be a bit cynical.   

BTW,  it's a great song.   "Small Change"  album by Tom Waits 

John Carr

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