RE: The One Thing...

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 15:25:08 MST

At 21:50 +0100 1/25/01, Max M wrote:
>I guess I will have to chip in with Eugene here. I cannot think of one
>product that I as a developer havn't seen better elsewhere. But I am forced
>to use Microsoft product due to marketing and strongarm tactics.

Granted, Microsoft has done a few things in a rather underhanded
manner, but the reason you're stuck using Microsoft products is that
most people are satisfied with 'good enough' products, rather than
demanding (and paying for) excellence.

If poor products are maintaining market dominance in an open society
like ours it's the fault of poor decisions made by consumers.


Chris Russo

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought 
or deed, I will gladly change.  I seek the truth, which never yet 
hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance 
which does harm."
              -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21

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