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Yo.  Love those hardcore Mac users.

Like me,


In a message dated 11/7/07 8:32:16 PM, chrisw(--nospam--at) writes:
On Nov 7, 2007, at 8:48 PM, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> Ho-kay, so nobody cares but me. Fine, I'll continue my conversation 
> with myself, then.
Actually I do care--sort of--because I got pushed around by Mathsoft 
myself. I bought a copy of MathCAD when they came out with a port for 
the Mac. It was a piece of crap--unstable and generally ugly. After 
repeated crashes I called them up and got no help and some 
patronizing marketing droid told me I should get a PC. To my 
everlasting credit I did not get abusive beyond telling the guy I'd 
rather not, although I was pretty hot under the collar when I hung up 
the phone. In fact I'd far rather work with a Mac that doesn't have 
MathCAD than with a PC that does.

Eventually Mathsoft dropped the Mac version because it wasn't any 
good and no one bought it. A few years later they tried again, but 
the newer version was also a piece of crap which wouldn't sell. 
Mathsoft or whatever they call themselves probably has some hurt 
feelings about the effort they put in, but that's their problem. I've 
learned to get along nicely with Excel and if I need more stooch I'll 
buy Mathematica Lite or Real Basic or something else.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 

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