Subject: Re: FSB Marketing
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 00:43:21 -0500 (EST)

Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
 > Oh, surely FS authors put together distributions for the fun of it,
 > just like they write code (time and effort) for the fun of it.  No?

Not me.  I've always regarded the endless testing and documenting as a 
chore -- punctuated by the occasional outburst of "Is this *really*
worth the effort??" that I referred to earlier.  I'd estimate that a
good fifty people found that easter egg I buried in the CHANGES file,
and bothered to send me mail.

I can reassure everyone that it is indeed worthwhile to document the
changes in exquisite detail.  People really *do* read CHANGES.

 > Software is definitely an exceptional good.  But it is not so
 > exceptional that it stands up and sells itself, like an Asimovian
 > robot.

Yer preachin' to the choir, Father Turnbull.

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