Software on Mac
bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov
Fri Jun 7 18:27:48 EST 1996
In article <31B828A5.41C67EA6 at bioch.ox.ac.uk>, smb at bioch.ox.ac.uk says...
>Jeff at InforMax, Inc. wrote:
>> Well, since he did it I guess that opens up the gate right?
> No you're missing the point. Blatant advertising of commercial software
>is simply not acceptable in this newsgroup. In any case, the sort of
>companies who resort to this kind of antisocial advertising usually
>have pretty low quality products and not many customers... so
>it ain't a particularly good way to enhance the image of your company.
At the risk of falling prey to a company troll....
I totally agree. Since this Jeff guy's been doing the same thing
posting to bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts at the drop of a hat
I think its time for them to stop the commercials and shut up.
I thought pretty highly of this company when they posted a pointer
to their free, reasonably functional demo version of their program
(which is *okay* but far from wonderful) but clearly the product
isn't good enough to advertise itself so they have to resort to
rather long, dull, uninformative postings to the newsgroups.
I consider the company image well and truly tarnished.
[sorry, its been a long week...]
Bernard Murray, Ph.D.
bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov (National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA)
"He's like an idiot savant -- minus the savant." -Crow T. Robot, MST3k
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