Hehe. Well... never said CTO's were smart. ;) I wonder if we'll ever hit a corporate malfeasance (sp?) case for negligent CTO's and "creative" IT practices. I've seen instances of a lot of wasted money. Although... not that I should complain. I didn't mean pennies literally. Just pennies compared to Microsoft or some other commercial support. Michael > -----Original Message----- > From: Michael Kimsal [mailto:michael at tapinternet.com] > Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 11:06 AM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] SQL Server 2000 or mySQL? > > Michael K. Ahn wrote: > > That may be true, but it would be an uphill battle to convince our CTO > > that "Joe", who can ssh through the corporate firewall and directly fix > > your server for pennies, is a more attractive choice than the Bill Gates > > juggernaut. Well... not to mention Larry Ellison's baby. > > > > > It's not 'pennies', and it is personal direct service > from the engineers who actually developed the code for > MySQL, but I guess level-1 support at 10 times the price > from someone who's used Access for 6 months (agent #548291, > aka "Joe") is good enough for most companies, especially > when the answer is 'reboot'. :) > > > > > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !