Re: [NTLK] Re[2]: Re[2]: Convincing argument against MS

From: Thomas Cherry (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 20:09:45 EDT

I think I am going to ignore you and your language. You seem to be=20
harboring some deep resentment against reality. I suggest you seek=20
therapy. In the mean time you can ponder the fact that apple released=20=

what they had to satisfy demand. Programs are never done, you can=20
always improve them and add features, but at some point you have to stop=20=

and put a version number on what you have and let people have it. I=20
waited for months for DVD play back to come out, but as a developer I=20
understand the concept of limited resources and the need to priorities. =20=

You my friend need to think about more than your own disappointment that=20=

people don't always do what you want them to do or always have the same=20=

priorities as you. I got most of what I wanted as did most people I=20
know. Your priorities may not have been the same. You did get a very=20=

stable os that actually gave you usably virtual memory, protected=20
memory, application isolation, high performance web page server, neXt=20
API's, a unix application layer, and an easy to use interface. After=20=

apple did all this, they finally got around to porting your DVD player=20=

(a few months latter). I for one am glad they did the other things=20
first as a DVD player running on an os that could crash half way into=20
your movie would suck.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at 05:28 PM, Bradford Schmidt wrote:
> Anyway, my point was just that Apple isn't the "feel good, never fuck
> the customer" company that some apologists think. Personally, I
> wasn't actually saying they did anything wrong - I was just trying to
> make a point.

My ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. -Yoda, Jedi Master

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