5605Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: TRS-80 software
- Jun 5, 2007Hex Star wrote:
> On 6/5/07, Herb Johnson <hjohnson@...> wrote:His comments were not "snide" in any shape or form. Herb was trying to
>> I thought about various replies to this. But I read your other posts,
>> and I decided I don't have much of a response. Whatever it is you are
>> doing, seems to me the issues raised have little to do with "vintage
>> computing", which is what I expect to read about in this mail list.
>> How you intend to service your potential "vintage computing" clients,
>> is for you to sort out. Since my advice was not useful or relevant, I
>> won't offer more.
>> Herb Johnson
> It is snide comments like yours that are unappreciated. My server is
> doing fine thank you very much. And my server is very much vintage
> computing oriented, in fact it is completely vintage computing
> oriented. I get many daily visitors and many new visitors as well and
> constantly get people saying how they enjoy my server and all the
> vintage software on it.
be helpful in his first post to you and made a couple of very good
points which you blew off.
> I do not appreciate you referring to my visitors as "clients", this isVisitor and client are pretty close, but "client" is the better word as
> rude and very inappropriate. My visitors are not "clients" at all as
> you say because my server is not in any way, shape, or form a pay
> server. It is a completely free and open server with no bandwidth or
> downloading restrictions and many people who enjoy vintage computing
> enjoy and benefit from my offering.
> cli·ent (klnt)
> *1. * The party for which professional services are rendered, as by an
> *2. * A customer or patron: clients of the hotel.
> *3. * A person using the services of a social services agency.
> *4. * One that depends on the protection of another.
> *5. * A client state.
> *6. * /Computer Science/ A computer or program that can download files
> for manipulation, run applications, or request application-based
> services from a file server.
> vis·i·tor (vz-tr)
> One that visits: Sunday afternoon visitors; lost the game to the visitors.
you are providing a service (vintage computing repository). You choose
to provide said services for free. Also, you have a server and the
computers who connect to you are called clients! ;)
> The KDX client is perfectly fine for this audience as there is aIt is still a closed protocol with closed software by an unknown
> client for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, Linux, and Windows. This woks because
> in today's world those who still surf the web on their vintage
> computers are in the minority, most people simply download the vintage
> software they are in need of from the internet on their more modern
> computer and then transfer the file(s) from their more modern computer
> to their vintage computer.
company. This software also needs to communicate with the internet so
there is also a matter of trust.
> I do not know why you seem to have a grudge against me but I wish toHerb does *not* have a grudge against you. He was only trying to help
> politely request that if all you have to say is snide remakrs to me
> that you do not respond to my posts, thank you :)
you. You have decided that his comments were "snide" and "rude".
Here is a tip: When you join a new mailing-list group, you should take
some time and read past messages plus the new messages coming in to get
a feel for the group. This way you may be able to better understand the
list members who post here regularly and see how everything ebbs and
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