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NT*Pro - SPECIAL "TOWN MEETING"
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> Thought this might be of interest to the members of the list..
> From: Marty Schuchman <MartyS@SpectrumTech.com>
> To: Marty Schuchman <MartyS@SpectrumTech.com>
> Subject: NT*Pro - SPECIAL "TOWN MEETING"
> Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 12:09:16 -0500
> SPECIAL "TOWN MEETING"
> Thursday November 13, 1997
> Noon - 1:00 PM
> Omni Sheraton Hotel, Garbo Room
> 2500 Calvert Street
> Washington, DC
> (near the Woodley Park/National Zoo Metro stop)
> Fellow NT*Pro members,
> I'm breaking our "one piece of e-mail a month" rule, because I feel
> there is a very important issue in front of us. I want to personally
> invite you to attend this FREE "town meeting" where a select panel will
> speak to the issues from the true consumer point-of-view. Your
> attendance and participation at this meeting is vital for its success.
> If you appreciate the contribution that NT*Pro makes in your computing
> life, PLEASE mark November 13 @ Noon on your calendar.
> Some of you may have heard about Ralph Nader's conference:
> "Appraising Microsoft and Its Global Strategy" which is being held at
> the Omni Shoreham Hotel on November 13th and 14th. To see what Nader
> has planned, see www.appraising-microsoft.org.
> Ralph Nader claims to represent consumers. As someone who actually
> understands the technology and is a PC and Internet user, I think he
> is out of touch with what real consumers experience and feel. We are
> the true consumers of Microsoft's products, not Nader and the
> one-sided panel he has created. I for one am very disappointed that
> Ralph Nader presumes to speak for me and others like me who are
> technically savvy and really do understand both the issues and the
> THIS IS WHY I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN ME ON THE FIRST DAY OF
> NADER'S CONFERENCE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AT NOON IN THE GARBO ROOM OF
> THE OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL (2500 CALVERT STREET) FOR A TOWN MEETING TO
> TALK ABOUT THE REAL CONSUMER'S PERSPECTIVE.
> In my rudimentary understanding of basic economics, I understand that
> the laws of supply and demand are a very powerful force in the
> business environment and in the computer industry. Professionals and
> consumers, like me, vote with our spending dollars. This is my view,
> no matter if the company we are discussing is Microsoft, or Sun, or
> General Motors, or any other company in a free trade economy.
> Businesses should be free to make decisions about their products and
> consumers should be free to make decisions about their purchases. In
> this simple equation the consumer holds the upper, and deciding,
> hand. Millions of consumers have voted to purchase Microsoft
> products--almost always when other products (and often dominant and
> technically superior products) existed on the marketplace.
> I am a firm believer in the consumers right to make choices in
> determing the fortunes of companies who sell products and services to
> us. I fully support these companies to make their own best business
> decisions and then to let me, as the consumer, freely vote with my
> spending dollars.
> Please join NT*Pro members and other real consumers on November 13th.
> Ralph doesn't speak for us!
> Charles Kelly
> President, NT*Pro
> Association of Windows NT Systems Professionals, Inc.