Telling it like it is = 30 day trial period = shoot the messenger
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From: "Ten-Tec Inc. Amateur Radio Sales" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion heartache
> At 04:59 PM 4/9/03 -0400, you wrote:
> > Although I stand behind my Orion statements, I never posted them, nor
> > were they intended for public disclosure.
> > There have been eleven Orion firmware updates since v1.328 of March
> > 28th. There are literally hundreds of software bugs in the control
> > 73, Alan K2WS
> Good morning:
> I am sorry, but that statement is patently false. There are not 'hundreds
> of bugs'
> in anything that we build. I read the long post here on the reflector,
> and it's
> obvious that you didn't agree with our user-interface design philosophy
> the Orion.
> There is not a whole lot that can be done to overcome that - and that's
> we have a 30 day trial period and don't require an advance deposit for
> anything that Ten-Tec builds.
> We could just as easily make *fewer* revisions to the Orion firmware and
> not release the revision history - that doesn't strike me as being in sync
> our philosophy of 'telling it like it is' (for lack of a better term).
> There have been some comments about "Gee - you better not say anything
> bad on the reflector about Ten-Tec's products, or else...." - I think any
> long-time reader of this forum will have seen everything from blind praise
> to outright hostility over the entire spectrum of what we do. The beauty
> of contesting.com is that it's archived for handy reference later.
> Scott Robbins, W4PA
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