On 5/10/2013 12:01 PM, RickyG wrote:
> Please forgive me Bob, I don't know how to snip this post in such a way that the reader wont miss some information that they may need if they are just coming in and decide to just read this post. I know you like "snipped for relevance" posts. LOL.
> I don't disagree with anything you wrote in your post. I'd add that it is people like you that stay with companies that are showing signs of having problems that allow these companies to endure and succeed. If TLO makes it through, I hope they are as loyal to you as you are to them.
> Bankruptcy is not a sign of "definite death to come", but it is problematic. It does cause people to lose faith in the company that is filing. It can cause investors to rethink or pull out altogether. It can cause customers to "jump ship". And overall, it just puts a business under a certain cloud that just does not bode well with potential investors and customers.
And I don't disagree with anything you're posting either. It's all
true. My point was that as "users" or "consumers" we really need to
plot our actions based not on the herd mentality or thinking like
suppliers or investors but simply as consumers who have access to a good
product (so far). As an investor, I'd be a lot more concerned with the
announcement that I am as a consumer which is, quite frankly, not at
all. TLO will survive or TLO will fail. Nothing that I do or say will
alter their course. What will be will be. (Cue Doris Day, stage left<g>)
I'm just pointing out that in our case, while sometimes abandoning a
sinking ship is a wise move, it makes no more sense here than it would
if you were standing on the tenth floor of a concrete building and told
that a waste basket was on fire on the ninth floor and that the fire
department was there putting it out. Wouldn't make much sense to jump
out of that 10th floor window.
> You are absolutely correct as a customer, it costs nothing to ride it out and see where it goes. And as the intelligent PI that you are, if they shut down tomorrow it would not hurt you one bit because you have other data providers that you can use for a "back-up" for lack of a better word. But it is going to be pretty bad for the idiots that rely solely on TLO if TLO can not whither this storm. By the way, have you ever asked yourself if smart people should be so mean to idiots; I mean do you really think the idiots can help being idiots?
As the saying goes, "ignorance can be cured, stupidity is forever."
Idiots are idiots are idiots. They are doomed to be what they are and
can be cured, I think, only by Darwin<g>
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