[NTLK] USB-001 and cracked case
T. Warren Christopher
yeoleman74 at aol.com
Mon Dec 19 13:53:51 EST 2011
As a long time lurker I can assure all there is probably no one currently active that has done more for this fine group then Frank. I have dealt with him and he is a true professional. For anyone to question his integrity, they should take a long hard look at their own motives.
Cheers Frank, I'd love to meet you one day.
Warren - aka - Yeoleman
PS I'll be 84 in Feb.
From: Forrest Buffenmyer <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com>
To: newtontalk <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
Sent: Sun, Dec 18, 2011 9:02 pm
Subject: Re: [NTLK] USB-001 and cracked case
I applaud L.W.'s sentiments...but there are clearly past issues here that have
not been resolved regarding this vendor, and will keep cropping up as long as
they remain that way.
I stand by my opinion--that this vendor's email response to Frank Gruendel was
irresponsible and ill-advised. They are fortunate that Frank doesn't demand an
apology, but I believe that he's far too much of a gentleman for that.
Perhaps they owe the rest of us one.
I believe in taking the high road whenever possible...but I was taught that when
something is not right, one can do nothing...or speak out against it.
Below I have copy and pasted part of his email. As I was reading it, I was
struck with a thought: shouldn't this paragraph (in perhaps a more apologetic
form) have been a much more proper response from Newton Sales/Knowledge
Sent from my First Generation iPad
On Dec 18, 2011, at 7:18 PM, "L.W. Brown" <lwb at mac.com> wrote:
> If there's a cracking issue it could easily be caused by a combination of
factors in plastic this old. I've had plastic mountaineering boots & soccer
shoes literally disintegrate after simply being stored for that long. The
softeners just evaporate and the remaining material gets brittle. And maybe the
board is adding just enough extra stress to do more quickly what was already
about to happen. None if that implies bad intent, poor design or neglect. Stuff
just wears out. We need to fix & repair it. It's just what is.
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