>>>>Any responsible individual or firm contemplating the installation
of an rp machine must anticipate some start-up and maintenance issues.
Non-work stopping Bugs, running engineering changes, etc. are a fact of
life in any complex system and should only be factored into a decision
if the organization can't handle them.
>From how many other manufacturers would you accept a low level of
quality? Do you expect your new luxury car to break down because it is
a "complex system?" Would you expect less of a car if it cost ten
times as much -- in the price range of an rp machine?
>>>>> If the users of any system (read s/w and h/w) band together for the
primary purpose of defending themselves against a poorly run supplier, they
are probably working with a doomed system. History has proven this true.
History may not account for today's climate in which a firm can (right or
wrong) use the courts to defend exclusive use of a patent and enjoy the
comfort of a monopoly!
Hughes Space and Communications
Los Angeles CA
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