> I've used them before and they're pretty good. Here's their web site:
John Greer is the owner of Greer Consulting Services.
This is too much of a coincidence I think.
I would find it difficult to trust a company that wasn't completely
honest in their spam. Actually, I can't trust a company that spams at
What's with this craze that everything has to the same in computing?
Why does there have to be a clear "winner" and a clear "loser" in the
application/OS field? How come people tend to become very defensive if
somebody questions the standards/OS/computer they know and love?
And, probably most importantly, why do people think that the future of
every standard in existance must rest with a single corporation or a
Hey, I'm all for unified standards. If it weren't for these, there
wouldn't be a World Wide Web (or an internet, for that matter). The
thing is, though, the standards that made the WWW and the Internet
possible were open standards. These were standards that were published
so everybody could create implementaions of there own, and voila! The
greatest collective invention of humankind in the 20th century was born.
So why do people think the future lies down the road that one
corporation has set down for us. I'd like to know if there ever was a
company in the history of capitalism that was really responsible for any
great innovation or standard that they kept for themselves? Companies
and corporations don't exist for the benefit of humanity; they exist for
the benefit of themselves (well at least the successful companies do at
Hence why I think Linux is so damn neat. The focus is on openness, not
proprietary standards that change according to the market value of their
stock, or the whims of one CEO. Linux does adjust to its surroundings,
but it does so so it will always be more than it was before. The people
who develop Linux are the ones that use and abuse it. If it's broken,
it will be fixed. If Linus decides to drop it, someone else will pick
it up. Linux will probably never be discontinued, unless something else
just as open and even more powerful comes around to supersede it.
These are interesting times... also very precarious ones. I can't wait
to see what happens. 8^)