----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX" <RMcGraw@Blomand.Net>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:18
Subject: [TenTec] Orion 1st Year of Use: et al
> I believe that the Tentec staff must have a real sour stomach full of some
> of the comments made relating to the Orion over the last year or so. I
> commend them for their level headed, focused, straight forward approach to
> resolving real issues and discarding conceived issues which do not fall in
> the general broad market spectrum of the Orion radio.
> As key point, the radios' functionality and operation parameters are
> software based. The key here is SOFTware. It is fluid, dynamic, and
> changeable. It is a radio that presents itself with a very large potential
> for continuing future operational improvements and enhancements. It is
> limited to certain aspects of nameless other brands, presented with the
> mentality of "this is the way it is, if you don't like it we'll have a
> model in a few months". I certainly am not, due to budget for my hobby, a
> fan of the "radio of the month" idea, although I do have at my disposal a
> rather significant selection of current production radios.
> This entire process reminds me of a story told to me many years ago. It
> involves a group of folks assigned to select several new large bronze
> for their new church building. They toured the foundry where these doors
> were being made. During the tour, they came across a fellow that was
> polishing a new, impressive and very large door. He was asked the
> "how do you know when you are finished?" He responded; "oh, I'm never
> finished, they just come and take it away".
> That's my favorite description of software development.
> Bob, K4TAX
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