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Re: This is why libraries have fiction and non-fiction sections...
"Charles Kelly, NT*Pro" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I have no problem believing what is correct and true and substantianted.
>When incorrect mouth-to-mouth anecdotes are reported as truth, I object.
Do you have reason to believe that the assertion made that MS just bullied
their stuff into the market is false? Could you provide hard facts that
substantiate your view?
>I researched and wrote stories about it. I interviewed executives of the
>involved companies. Etc., etc.
Please point me at these stories. Since I have no factual reason
to believe that you researched or wrote anything. Please provide
hard facts and not this silly keyboard-to-keyboard anecdote.
> I was only offering that if anyone had any factual evidence that they
> should provide it. (One of the first rules of reporting is don't ask
> the question unless you know the answer...)
You said you were glad that some person wasn't a historian because
as far as I could tell you didn't like the history they offered.
If all you wanted were factual substantiations then perhaps you should
not have included this sentance which seems to reveal your position
rather starkly. Now it seems that you are a reporter and know the
first rule of reporting. Are you suggesting that you have somekind
of answer to the question Can anyone provide hard facts as to MS's?
OK, so what's the answer?
Please, in answering, find a way for my poor desperate little mind
to unsderstand how it is that MS always seems to come out ahead,
even though their initial product entries are late and mediocre.
MS success given this FACT alone essentially substantiates the
allegation that MS uses it's OS marketing clout to leverage out
competitors. But, once again, I seem to have left my hard facts
in my other pants. So give me a clue. What would you consider hard proof?
>I realize you desperately want to believe otherwise because it validates
>your stance. But t'aint so...
That's nice. How exactly did you come to this realization and what exactly
do you suppose my stance to be? I do most of my own home and car repairs.
Why should I pay some guy to screw things up when I can scew-them-up myself
for free -:) I buy PC's in pieces and put them together myself and then
stick Linux on them. As of yet I have not been stopped from using comuters
the way I see fit by MS, but it does seem that Bill would like to 'help'
me do things right. Thanks Bill, but I'll just limp along on my own for
a while longer.
By the way, I'm still waiting to hear what an NT*Pro is.
Actually, I have now learned the first rule of reporting and
so have constructed the answer: An NT*Pro is a close cousin
of the karoke musician. Alright, I'm sorry, that was rude.
If I'm so smart how come I'm not rich? Well? Oops!! I forgot
the first rule of reporting. Boy I'm sure glad I'm not a reporter
or a historian.