[futurebasic] the abject failure of the computer industry

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From: Bowerbird@...
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 16:23:13 EDT
michael said:
>   I'm a little disappointed that 
>   Toast 5 can't do SVCD's 
>   and they carefully don't mention it 
>   and ignore you if you email them about it.

sounds like pretty poor customer service to me.

but what about the complicity of apple itself,
which -- at the same time it is heavily advertising
the ability of the general public to make home videos,
thereby raising their expectations _way_ too high --
fails to bundle software that can even do the whole job.

if someone like phil yates is asking, "what do i do?",
then what chance do you think a normal person has?

i think it's time to call the computer industry on the carpet,
and not just for failing to live up to their advertising hype,
but for failing to capture even one tenth of the potential of
these machines to transform every aspect of our existence...

-bowerbird

p.s.  oh yeah, better buy soundjam while you still can...