Woke up with a nasty toothache, have been having problems with a
cottin-pickin Carbuncle on my arse and some back pains, and haven't had a
decent night's sleep in 5 or 6 years, apparently.

I apologize for the phrase "with a brain", which Severely Detracted from the
post below.  Other 'n that, I believe I've stated the facts of the matter.

As well as:

$   40,000,000 for Eclipse
$   50,000,000 for Novell
$x,xxx,xxx,xxx for "free" source
$  200,000,000 for retraining IBMers to learn *nix

And then I jes KEEP hearing there jes AREN'T enough RESOURCES to enhance
DDS, as well as CL...  That math don't add, as Donald Knuth could probably
explain better than I.

| -----Original Message-----
| []On Behalf Of jt

| 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

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