Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface

Subject: Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface
From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 17:15:41 -0500

Nope... don't have me drooling at all. I've got little or no chance of being
involved in any profit if the product takes off in a new marketplace and
don't dream of becoming a dot-com gazillionaire. I suspect the absolute best
I could anticipate would be that they offer me a staff position for less
money than I make now. I doubt the parent company is considering divesting
itself of us... we don't contribute much to their bottom line but we're a
good solid fit in their product line. We enhance the company's primary
products.

However, thinking about this whole thing a little bit more over the last few
days, I've realized that I'm probably also up against the typical resistance
of engineering types to what they consider frills. Engineering types tend to
believe that if you can show the product has good specifications then it's a
foregone conclusion that people will buy the product. What they often forget
is that it's not usually engineering types who sign the purchase orders.

Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ned Bedinger" <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
Cc: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>; <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface

> Mike Starr wrote:
>>
>> So, in order for us to be able to continue we need to move into an
>> adjacent niche and it won't be hard to do that with some fairly simple
>> changes to the product. Once we do that, we'll be able to target a whole
>> new marketplace that's closely related to our current market niche.
>
>
> As a contractor, you may not have been admitted to the thinking at circle
> zero. Perhaps, for instance, they're trying to attract venture capital or
> a buyer. And what dangles more alluringly than a company that is
> successful but lacks the sophistication needed to really take off?
> Seriously--they've got YOU (with no stake) drooling, so imagine the effect
> on someone who acquires small companies for a living.
>
>
> Ned Bedinger
> doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com
>
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References:
Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Mike Starr
RE: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Grant Robertson
Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Mike Starr
Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Mike Starr
Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Ned Bedinger

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