Absolutely agree! I wrote Keith Teare and told him he would get no sympathy from me for trying to do an end run around a perfectly reasonable public system, for his own profit. The fact that MS canned him is of no interest to us, he was in bed with them so hard when it suited him. Chris Mason masonc at masonc.com Box 340, The Valley, Anguilla, British West Indies Tel: 264 497 5670 Fax: 264 497 8463 Take a virtual tour of the island http://www.anguillaguide.com/ The Anguilla Guide Find your perfect rental villa www.mycaribbean.com Talk to me in real time: MSN Instant Messenger: masonc92 at hotmail.com ICQ 118159388 Yahoo:netconcepts_anguilla US Fax and Voicemail: (605)253-1759 -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Samir M. Nassar Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 9:57 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] RealNames is going dead <quote who="John Handelaar"> > Money runs out, MS tells them to sod off. And they start > whining *now*? I'm supposed to be *sorry* they went under? > No - I'm glad. Fuck 'em. </quote> For a while while reading this guys crap my emotional side kicked in and I almost felt sorry for him, then my higher brain functions kicked in... This guy wasted millions of dollars on a needless and proprietary way to get to websites, and he worked for theEvil Empire (MSFT) then complains about being dropped by them. Boo hoo. His product only worked with MicroSkunk Internet Exploiter. He didn't work to improve the existing system (like it needs it...) He wasted at least 25 million dollars that could have gone to plenty of other projects that actually help internet users. Money lost == moneywasted. So why again should I care about some snake oil peddler with vapourware to sell? -- RedConcepts.NET --- Open Source Design Syndicate Open Source, Public Service --- the Art and Craft of webdesign http://www.redconcepts.net --- http://os- ds.com 'Open Source, Open Systems, Open Borders, Open Minds.' -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !