Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 08:36:59 -0800
Reply-To: Vincenzo <vinxi@HUSH.COM>
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From: Vincenzo <vinxi@HUSH.COM>
Subject: Re: From SUGI 28 Opening Session
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MacFamily@AOL.COM wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> You had to be there.
> Guess I'll leave you to find info yourself, and the marketing to SAS
> I was mistaken to think you would want to keep up with future directions.
> Charlie Shipp
I AM often there.
I work for one of the SAS offices around the world (please don't ask
me to be more specific) and am dead tired of reading vapourware while
real things are left behind.
Name for istance the pricing policy, that will let a customer using
just a 2 CPU partition of a 128CPU SUN 15k pay for all the CPUs the
Let alone waiting for multithreading until 9.1.
And for istance having Java graphic classes (the ones that come with
ADS) that DO NOT SUPPORT antialiasing....
How can you convince someone in the buttons' room if your JSP pages
look like crap- if it's them that you're addressing to- ?
I am sick of losing customers to products less worthy and powerful,
and just not being able to do a thing.
Either SAS changes, or it risks going the way Apple Computers went.
Wonderful, sexy products.... but greed and short-sightedness let
another company become the winner, and they're left as niche players.
In a narrowing niche.