After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
>>>> It may be a good idea at the appropriate time to take the initiave on
> property inspectors .. We'd have to handle this carefully so that we don't
> make the Excel 4 UI appear obsolete .. We might say that we didn't include
> property inspectors in Excel 4 because we knew that they would be a key part
> of the future standard UI .. We might even say that we waited on property
> inspectors because we intended to be open about them and consult other ISVs
> before doing them. ^^^^
There's the "O" word again.
> My view of NEXTs volume has nit changed - I don't think they will do very well,
> so this would have to be very low effort for us.
No need to tilt Next into a death-spiral after all!
Then there's the story of the man who avoided reality for 70 years
with drugs, sex, alcohol, fantasy, TV, movies, records, a hobby, lots of
sleep... And on his 80th birthday died without ever having faced any of
his real problems.
The man's younger brother, who had been facing reality and all his
problems for 50 years with psychiatrists, nervous breakdowns, tics, tension,
headaches, worry, anxiety and ulcers, was so angry at his brother for having
gotten away scott free that he had a paralyzing stroke.
The moral to this story is that there ain't no justice that we can
stand to live with.
-- R. Geis