Mr Lomax

You can hardly call me silent, I am certainly not in Jami's league when it
comes to hell raising but I am certainly not quiet (no insult intended
Jami).

As far as being coherent, I will devote as much time, documentation and
effort as otherwise required to get my point across, on one simple
condition. 

That is as long as I believe my efforts are not wasted, nor in vain, or that
they are actually being acknowledged at all. 

The last point is Altiums weakness. An insular community and train of
thought. There are many specialists who could compile a survey for Altium,
in my experience home grown surveys, even by the most experienced
'marketing' types is flawed from the start.

I see helping other users without reward a positive use of my time.

If I think for a moment I am wasting my time I would rather spend it on my
kids & my family, they are by far my preferred future investment.

I guess you just see my comments as being incoherent, ineffective, a waste
of your reading tome and of no practical use. So be it.

I'll ignore the other bait ;)

John
  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 10:31 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Good schematic/PCB development suite 
> recommendation?
> 
> At 02:40 PM 4/10/2004, John A. Ross [RSDTV] wrote:
> >It is a sad fact that Altium would prefer to listen to the 
> 'few' than 
> >the many as regards how their tools are now styled, viewed and the 
> >direction that they have taken.
> 
> This brings us to a classic problem, that of the alleged 
> "silent majority." 
> Unless you actually survey a population, you don't really 
> know what the population, as a whole thinks, and even polls 
> and surveys can be problematic. Many people simply assume 
> that the majority thinks the way they do. I think I have a solution.
> 
> >By the few I mean the 'yes' men who will agree to anything 
> from Altium 
> >that betters their own needs [...]
> 
> Hmmm.... Isn't it normal for people to agree with something 
> that "betters their own needs"?
> 
> It seems fairly clear that some users *like* DXP and others 
> don't. The balance is far from clear.
> 
> Anyway, I'd like to see better communication between Altium 
> and the users, and that is going to require a certain level 
> of organization of the users. 
> You can't communicate with someone who is incoherent, and 
> there is no active mechanism which will allow the users to 
> speak coherently. So there is just whatever happens to be 
> written on the mailing lists, often by those who are 
> disproportionally motivated to write (and I include myself in 
> this) or whatever Altium privately gleans from isolated users 
> (or, perhaps, determines more scientifically, I certainly 
> don't know the extent or power of Altium's research in this area).
> 
> And I'm going to have to write about that on 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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