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Re: Not Dead Yet
On Tue, 16 Dec 1997 16:17:48 -0500 (EST), Glenn T. Livezey wrote:
>YO SCOTT! WE"RE NOT DEAD YET! And your offhanded remark ("now that OS/2 is
>virtually dead") only feeds the big lie and warms the hearts of M$ flaks everywhere.
>OS/2 is an operating system (a real OS) that has been declared dead on an almost
>continuous basis for 10 years. Yet its apparent vitality is enough to drive a continouous
>effort to declare it dead. We got enough problems with BG's vendetta and IBM's
>propensity for self destruction without "friends like you" adding salt to the wound.
>I don't think you like to know that the operating system that likely runs your bank is
>"virtually dead". And I don't think you meant to be another nail in the coffin. But please
>stop feeding that selffulfilling prophecy. Let's try an experiment. Lets repeat to ourselves
>and anyone who'll listen "Microsoft is Dead", "Windoze is Dead", and when its been
>repeated as many times in the media as that insult to WARP has been, we'll see which
>software is still in use.
>Glenn T. Livezey, Ph.D.
>Director of Perinatal Research
>Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
>Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
>University of Nebraska Medical Center
>600 South 42nd Street
>Omaha, NE 68198-3255
So true, Glenn. When it comes to moving money it's
no wonder most ATMs in the world run OS/2. IBM
truly knows how to do "plumbing". Too bad they can't
sell. Too bad they haven't become an ombudsman
against desktop monopoly.
Someone's 'tag line' I saw recently said it all; apologies for ripping
it off or misquoting...
"The most demented sin today is to be able to distinguish the
difference between excellence and success."