Mr. Barsa,

SemanticTone(*SemiFlame)

===> Interrupting a "work stoppage" to express the opinion that this is
ENTIRELY reasonable.  Can you locate somebody with a brain up in Somers or
Armonk??

I'd like to see this opinion passed along to somebody who can actually
understand this stuff *and* DO something constructive, and remind them I've
already paid these amounts, in advance.  Anybody who's paid up to 10X the
going prices for 400 chips and hard drives and memory and such, (especially
relative to pSeries prices,) has paid-in-advance.  As well as those who've
paid the interactive tax.  Paid-up-in-full-in-advance.  (In fact, I doubt
IBM had to even touch zProfits, and the iDivision profits probably covered
the costs of the new SOA (state-of-art) chip plant in East Fishkill.  That's
my swag.)

Btw, as far as distribution costs, I understand you can buy an entire album,
electronically, from iTunes for about $10 retail.  So mebbe IBM could farm
that part out if it "costs" much more than that.  And although I'd hafta
swag at the True Costs (vs. IBM-internal-bean-counter costs), I understand
the divisor is somewhere between 250,000 and 750,000 in total...  That's
what it's been in the past, anyway.

TIA.

j


| -----Original Message-----
| [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Al Barsa
| Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 10:54 PM

| Enough to pay for PTF development and distribution costs divided by the
| number of buyers.  Certainly, at the low, more than a few hundred dollars,
| certainly, at top, low thousands.
|
| Al
|
| Al Barsa, Jr.
| Barsa Consulting Group, LLC
|
| 400>390
|
| 914-251-1234
| 914-251-9406 fax
|
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