Re: MadCap

Subject: Re: MadCap
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Mike Starr" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 14:37:56 +0530

On 8/11/06, Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com> wrote:

Somehow this whole episode brings to mind the response I expect one might
get if he/she posted a similar rant about Linux on \.

Not really - on SlashDot ( that's /. and not what you put in, \.,
which reads as "backslash-dot"), there'd be at least hundreds (if not
thousands) of posts screaming blue murder at you. Compared to /.
(which I enjoy, so don't brand me as a /. hater), the response here
was relatively moderate.

And since I've wound up opening my big "mouth" on this topic anyway,
may I say that I agree with many detractors of that anonymous post. It
may have attracted similar flames even if posted with someone's name
below it, but at least that person would have been standing up and
saying what he truly believed, without hiding behind someone else.
Rants about software are frequent occurrences, and if someone's having
no end of problems with a package (and has exhausted tech support and
other means of help) then I don't see why a rant about a buggy product
had to be posted "anonymously". It's a legit statement of one's POV,


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