Re: Re[2]: Platform of Choice

Subject: Re: Re[2]: Platform of Choice
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 10:16:24 -0800

At 10:55 AM 2/11/97 -0500, Arlen.P.Walker wrote:
>Just an amusing and quite possibly irrelevant observation:
>This passage:
> It's not really a naieve question - but I'll bet if you poll the
> assembled multitude, you'll find that 80% of us (in the software biz,
> anyway) earn our pay working on MS Windows related products.
>was followed by a chart showing that 50%, not 80%, of the shops he had
>direct experience with used Windows. One more case of popular wisdom
>bearing only a coincidental relationship to reality? ;{>}
>Then this follows:
> I'll bet this ratio holds for most of you (although I doubt many of
> you have worked on NeXT...)
>meaning he bets that for most people the 80% figure he just used won't hold
This is what happens when you don't add the "Your Mileage May Vary"
disclaimer. As Shakespeare said in _As You Like It_, you can avoid the lie
direct with an "if."

--Wayne Douglass

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