[SpamCop-List] Re: [MEDIA] FTC deal blocks company's pop-up ads
porpoise1954 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 5 11:37:10 EDT 2004
"Steven Maesslein" <nobody at nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
news:slrnch2mm2.2sg.nobody at 127.0.0.1...
> On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 20:33:12 +0100, Porpoise coughed into spamcop and
> left this in <cerdm3$mpj$1 at news.spamcop.net>:
> > Oh! You mean totally obscure programmes that hardly anyone has heard of
> > that don't run on 90% of the world's PCs.
> > Nah! 90% of PC users use the standard client that comes with 90% of the
> > world's PCs. How does that make them wronger than the 1% of the
> > that uses some obscure programme that no-one has heard of let alone
> > run on their system?
> It makes them wronger because that virus distribution engine which has
> the added capability of sending (malformed) e-mails is the Internet
> equivalent of a car with no brakes. Use it in controlled conditions and
> nobody will come to any harm. Use it in a public area and people are
> going to get hit.
Please use that analogy with Postal Services and Telco Services. So what
you're saying is that if you don't want to receive junkmail, you should
block up the letterbox on your front door. Yeah, right! Oh and if you don't
want to receive telemarketing phonecalls and junk-faxes, you shouldn't have
a phone line. Yeah right! Get real! It's the system and the law that needs
to deal with the problem. PEOPLE want products (any products) to work out of
the box. Why shouldn't they expect that?
You techno guys need to get your head out of your asses and accept that this
is now a mainstream technology for the technologically challenged and work
towards getting it all to work properly without end user intervention. Just
like TV and radio and dishwashers and washing machines...and .... and.....
There! Rant over!!............
> "A reputation for releasing inferior software will make it more
> difficult for a software vendor to induce customers to pay for
> new products or new versions of existing products."
> -- Microsoft
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