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Subject:Re: Fonts for Online documents From:"Larry Kunz ((919) 254-6395)" <ldkunz -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 19 Jun 1996 09:59:53 EDT
David (David_Dubin -at- NOTES -dot- PW -dot- COM) wrote:
> Let me ask three questions.
> First, do you not agree that Microsoft is the largest, and most successful
> software manufacturer in the world?
They're the largest after IBM, which did about $11 billion in
software sales last year. The most successful? Yes, over the
past couple of years. Check back in, oh, 20 or 30 years, and
we'll see if that still holds up.
> Next, would you not agree that Microsoft would not release a major software
> interface, such as Windows without a great deal of study and testing?
Well, they sure took a lot of time doing *something*.
> Finally, based on Microsoft's studies and testing would you not agree that if
> we follow Microsoft's standards for GUI environments and documentation, such as
> Windows Help, we will be in synergy with the GUI requirements and user needs?
The conclusion may or may not be true, but it doesn't follow from
the premises. Don't forget the joke about how many Microsoft
programmers it takes to screw in a light bulb.
STC Assistant to the President for Professional Development
ldkunz -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com
(IBM *does* pay me to express these opinions. :-)
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