WARNING: Not strictly serious business, may contain humor (OR SARCASIM)
BIGOS at Darwin.Stanford.EDU
Tue Feb 18 03:37:51 EST 1997
We have a BD Vantage with a 68K Mac using Cellquest. Whenever the Vantage is turned on the Mac
must be rebooted (elapsed time not important) or else the connection between the two fails.
It amazes me that for a $350K machine BD would have the gall to blame this on "the architecture
of the bus boards". Come on, folks. I have done instrumentation software in a development
environment here at Stanford and know that there is always a software or hardware workaround
for these kinds of incompatabilities. What we have is a lack of thoroughness and
professionalism in product development. And this isn't the only product that BS has recently
released that evidences this. Here at Stanford we make some of our users "jump though hoops"
when using some of our developmental efforts. We hope that the research payoff is worth the
effort. But we don't charge them an arm and a leg in profit for the "privilege" of doing this.
So let's call the problem what it is - a product devlopment "oversight" (aka screwup).
Now I'm going to go get my morning coffee.
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