Re: Beware of Amazon.com
The rule is "Bad Software Drives Out Good," as I learned struggling to replace my simple, flexible, indeed superb $49 data base when a computer upgrade lost it. But IME every upgrade of anything since MS Word 5.1 & Pagemaker 6.5 replaced excellence with bloat.
This year I forked out --- I forget, probably $150 -- for a program that would word process on Mac System 10. I think it probably does, but have never been able to access the finished file, accessible only in the bowels of the program... Can it be created freestanding? Quien Sabe?
But if we go on like this, someone will say we're off topic. I suspect, meanwhile, it's like having the mother-in-law from hell. After a while you get used to it. You live flinched, life goes on... and the CEOs still get their gazillion $ bonuses.
On Sat, 8 Sep 2007, Pam Niedermayer wrote:
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.