Subject: Re: Wal-mart drives software industry
From: "Forrest J. Cavalier III" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 08:34:11 -0500 (EST)

> There's so many things wrong with that statement that I don't know
> where to start.  The close observation of restaurants, including chats
> with the purchasing decision makers is a minor hobby of mine.  Food
> and all the channels of its distribution and transformation are among
> the most important topics in the world and I take them very, very
> seriously.

Could that interest be because present (and future) software 
development looks very similar to food distribution.  It is
the oldest service industry that delivers a product, not
a service.

For FSB, the recurring need isn't there.  Free software is
not consumable.