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Re: Beware of Amazon.com

Yeah, read that, and I wonder why Windows is dominant. (: My company were Newton (Apple PDA of yore) developers until Apple/Jobs killed it. It worked wonderfully. I could have really travelled with a cell phone and it alone if I weren't a software developer. But did the hordes buy it? No.

Anyhow, I always buy the simplest cell phone I can find, and it always amazes me how lousy people program even them.


Judy Seigel wrote:
Meanwhile, speaking of evil digitons, who else has read today (Saturday)'s column on the first page of the NY Times Business Section by Joe Nocera ("Talking Business")? The headline was "They Just Call Them Smartphones," the blurb was "Feeling the urge to attack a Treo with a Swiss Army Knife," the story was of the hours and hours he spent with various levels of tech support to get his Treo running, then again and again and again as glitch after glitch appeared, evolved, resisted, continued, bloomed, metastisized and prevailed. It was so painful (and familiar) I didn't have the heart to continue to the bitter end on page 4, except to read the blurb, which was "Asking too much of technology. Even a toaster oven doesn't multitask well."

Now consider (and this I 1000% guarantee) how much more loving care a columnist for the NY Times gets than just Joe Consumer, and if you're a woman, fuggedaboudit... -- they practically tell you to go bake some cookies.