"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> stated in post
1370536.h5H6P276Vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 12/29/06 12:08 PM:
> __/ [ Snit ] on Friday 29 December 2006 18:32 \__
>> "John A. Bailo" <jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx> stated in post
>> ebqdnRDFVOGvwQjYnZ2dnUVZ_rXinZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on 12/29/06 11:19 AM:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> | muscle behind it, Microsoft Money did not take off as a product andw
>>>> | as unable to unseat Intuit's Quicken."
>>> Is Quicken open source?
>> No. Nor is it likely to ever be.
>> Why do you ask?
> Just look at the types who develop and embrace Quicken, Forbes, The Street,
> Financial Times, etc. They perceive technology as stocks and their
> accompanying financial value (I see this every day as I browse through many
> dozens of financial articles). They could not care less about innovation,
> technical merits (including efficiency), fare/balanced market...
The idea is the magical market will filter for such things... a fallacy, I
agree. I used to work for Intuit: when the founders were running the
company their was a passion to do things right... that ended when they left.
I have been gone a number of years now, so I cannot really say what their
current culture is like.
> in fact, this whole thing reminds me of people who, much like a certain
> president, talk about "The Google" and "The Internets".
Bush is right about little... and perhaps knowledgeable about less.
> Perspective matters. A lot.
No argument here.
? Different version numbers refer to different versions
? Macs are Macs and Apple is still making and selling Macs
? The early IBM PCs and Commodores shipped with an OS in ROM