Subject: Re: The stupidity of large companies
From: D Henkel-Wallace <gumby@Henkel-Wallace.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 21:52:54 -0800

On Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at 08:09 , Russell Nelson wrote:

> D Henkel-Wallace writes:
>> Wal-mart is hard for a small FSB.
>
> There is certainly this idea among large companies that they just
> don't *want* to deal with small companies.  So, okay, a TLA government
> agency wants to do bulk mailing.  Their contractor even contacts me
> about qmail.  In the end, they buy from a reseller who goes to my
> competition simply because they appear to be a company.  Bzzzzzt,
> wrong.  So in the end, the TLA is contracting with me in the end,
> through the expediency of it contracting with a smaller company, and
> it with a smaller company, and it with me.
>
> This makes just about *no* sense to me, but maybe it will serve as my
> introduction to government contracting.

Do you write your web browser via an HTTP library that sits on top of 
sockets or do you write separate implementations for dialup, ethernet etc.
..generating all the packets by hand?

Big companies aren't all that different, except to Tom.