Re: Making money is the result, not the goal
- From: Salmon Egg <SalmonEgg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:15:03 -0700
In article <michelle-7374BF.08563526082011@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Michelle Steiner <michelle@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Apple listens to its customers, makes delighting customers as its goal, and
as a result, makes lots of money.
I like Apple products, but I sure do not subscribe to the thought that
Apple really pays attention to its customers. It does when such kindness
leads to increased sales--and not always even then.
My ongoing complaint is that Apple does not make a keyboard with smaller
keys. Its arty-farty design leads me to make more typos than I would
My love/hate relationship goes back to Apple ][ days, They came out with
a series of "improvements" that required the purchase of an "autostart"
ROM. For each of the following improvement, customers were required t
buy a kit that contained an autostart ROM whether or not you had one
from before. I succumbed when the Language System came out. That was
because I wanted to run Pascal.
Later on, there was a revision of the UCSD Pascal for a reasonable price
announce. With the money In my hot hand, I went to a computer store to
get it. To my chagrin, I found out, after getting to the store, that
Apple required turning in of my Language System floppy disk. I was so
pissed off, that I pirated those disks.
So, I take Apple for what it is, and not a saint in the computer
Conservatives are against Darwinism but for natural selection.
Liberals are for Darwinism but totally against any selection.
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