ibe98765, on Apr 3 2003, 02:21 AM, said:
So I copied it here. Hope you see it Ben!You seem to agree with me that you should do some research before you post anything to check your "facts". But instead, you clearly don't do any real research prior to posting your retort about Ziff-Davis and PC Magazine.
Well, I did find this post eventually... I admit that I'm not yet skilled in navigating my way around forums. In fact, it was just a few minutes ago that I read from another closed thread that I could lose the purple color and enjoy some blue. Groovy!Thank you for the links. I read them.I must make another admission. I have no business sense at all. But your statement that I did not research before I replied is not true. Although I did read that report from a biased perspective. I apologize. I thought that some of the statements concerning PC Mag's "strong market share" (>50%) meant that it was doing well, and being backed by a strong company. Again... I have no business sense. I thought this information was relevant and timely. And even though it bored me to tears, I tried to assimilate some of the information.Because I have little business acumen I have recently been spending time in forums like these, making electronic acquaintances, and enjoying the procedure of keeping a dinosaur computer alive... (instead of buying something more expensive, and more stable.) I came to this forum hoping to avoid the Microsoft treadmill of forced upgrades, but I stayed for the people.For the most part my experiences have been positive and enjoyable. Most people I have "met" in the electron soup here seem to be outstandingly generous with their time and efforts in an unusual community environment such as this. I like the team spirit I see here. And I am
qualified to evaluate that
particular social dynamic, because of a firm background in education, cognitive pyschology, and cultural anthropology.I replied to your posts in a somewhat terse and hasty manner because I perceived your series of posts prior to that one as being judgmental and confrontational.I hope that any future communication we may have will be mutually rewarding in a less accusatory and argumentative atmosphere.Ben