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Personal Holiday Cards/and other non-choices
- To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
- Subject: Personal Holiday Cards/and other non-choices
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Beech Family)
- Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 06:20:31 -1000
I just wanted to do a little demo here of why some non-Windows users are
frustrated. I know that no one can enjoin companies [like the one who sent
this to me] to make their stuff available for alternate platforms..but this
is kinda what a lot of us are frustrated about..if you check out the
following, you'll find the offer is only available to those running Windows
95 or NT....
>Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 23:15:20 -0800
>to: email@example.com (Heather Wimberly)
>from: firstname.lastname@example.org (Seattle FilmWorks)
>subject: Personal Holiday Cards
>Dear Heather Wimberly
>Now you can create and order personal Holiday cards without ever leaving home.
>And the software is FREE. SFW's new PhotoWorks Cards is the easy way to
>cards look professional. [blan blan blan deleted...]
>To download your free PhotoWorks Cards, come to our web site at
>President Seattle FilmWorks
In addition to offers like this, I have been told I cannot take on-line
courses from the University of Phoenix, nor can I get a job working at home
using AutoCAD [latest versions used in professional architectural offices
are only available for Windows] unless I want to get an emulator and run
Windows on my Macintosh.
Let''s say, for reasons beyond some people's comprehension.. I don't *want*
to run Windows..say because for some obscure reason I find it morally
objectionable to support Microsoft. Thus, I have effectively been shut out,
not only of markets offering holiday cards, but from education and
employment opportunities because I happen to be running the "wrong" OS on
the "wrong" hardware..Now that may not be much of a legal argument, but it
sure is a pain in the you-know-where!
Sure I have a "choice"..get Windows, or forget it!