Subject: FSB support businesses through history
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 04:53:01 +0900

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Lord <> writes:

    Tom> The mature FSB support business has its own inherent
    Tom> financial weakness, when compared to proprietary competition.
    Tom> It is this weakness that I think Stephen was pointing to.

No.  I'm simply comparing pure FSBs with what you dub "mixed-mode
vendors," and pointing out, as you do, that the latter is always going
to make more money (unless the customer cares about the label "FSB").
This is not limited to the "mature support business" play in any way.

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