Subject: Re: developers & marketing
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:07:36 -0500

> Better marketing doesn't create a better, more useful product;
> better code does.

I would like to agree, but I don't.  Compare the "nerdy/code quality"
milling machine at http://www.maxnc.com/page3.html vs. the
"commercial/marketing" one at http://www.rolanddga.com/Piczaj.htm.
Prices are equivalent.

	Which company is more likely to be around next year?

	Which machine is likely to have a strong secondary market
	built up around it?

These are both important features to me, and they are created strictly
by marketing.


Another member of the League for Programming Freedom (LPF) www.lpf.org
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