A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT

FRED H. SPEARS (fhspears@bellsouth.net)
Sat, 21 Feb 1998 08:40:58 -0500


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From: Fred H. Spears - fhspears@bellsouth.net
"A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT."
Interesting to read the "banter" concerning the General Public's use of
Shareware/Freeware/Demos. Had it not been for the latter, the so called
General Public would not have been as "EDUCATED" in COMPUTER CONTENT as
they have become, however large or small that may be. That avenue of
developmental business has allowed the Individual Programmer with a very
'minimal of cost' to initiate a Business Enterprise on a World Wide
entrapranural scale. The price for this in addition to that initial
minimal cost is that it exposes everyone to a WORLD WIDE ETHIC, which is
both GOOD and BAD. Additionally, had I or anybody else paid "upfront"
for all the software programs comprising my computer education in
learning what it is all about and Computer Potentialities- "WE" COULD
NOT HAVE AFFORDED IT. Almost all of the hundreds of dollars (thousands)
I spent on Software has been spent on "IMMEDIATE OBSOLESCENCE" because
of such rapid Technological Advances. I cannot fault the Programmer
Entrapanuer for trying to CONTRIBUTE whatever and how quantitative his
expertise and knowledge may be, for that applies to ALL OF US who
endeavor to do so. BUT, if you are to submit your proprietorship to the
world, I 'suggest' you deal with it with a GOOD ETHIC of your own and
"MAINTAIN (KEEP)" some HUMANITARIAN perspectives toward the Worldwide
Populace. And in our time of exposure to a Sick Society, THAT is badly
needed in every corner. Capitalism in and of itself is a good, but that
also contains additional PERSPECTIVES in Life. Make all the money you
can, but don't forget to acknowledge some APPRECIATION for those that
allow you to do so AND the others that are not as GIVEN or FORTUNATE as
you, whomever you may be.
I am a 63 year old unemployable (VA Pensioned) geezerfart with terminal
heart disease. Actively I engage my computer (since 1985), as a
Pioneer, into a wondrous world of exploration and discover absolutely
fantastic horizons; along with being exposed NOW to futuristic
potentialities that I will not live to see. But, that keeps me wanting
to STAY and LIVE to expierence it as long as my body will allow me to do
so. I am so appreciative to those Programmers who availed
Shareware/Freeware/Demos and my necessary "low-cost" paid upfront
programs. YOU GUYS SHOULD FORM A SOCIETY TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR THE
"GOOD NETIZENS" WHO CONTRIBUTE FREEWARE TO THE WORLD. When I can, I
intend to develope and promote a CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION for their
contributions and TRY and advocate that HONORABLE MENTION to them. If
that idea rings a bell, please don't hesitate to develope your own
methods of appreciation.
There is still so much other QUALITY PROGRAMMING out there, that I
would love to have, but, I don't drive Porches or Jet Set the World
either, EXCEPT, ON MY COMPUTER. Were I to be so fortunate as to be RICH,
"maybe" I would; and my contributions of money to deserving Programmers
would have been much more than it has been. I think you will find that
my minimal financial situation has a "prevalence" in the Worldwide
Society that YOU DEAL WITH. I think that you may be a PRIVATE
ENTERPRISE, but there is also a forgotten element of your EDUCATION;
costs of it being partly derived from State SUPPORTED Institutions and
possibly Federal Project Grants of which SOME of the money came from the
General Public's TAXES.
I personally think that a "return" by HUMANITARIAN interest is a GOOD
THING no matter HOW (WE) YOU LOOK AT IT. I do NOT advocate a diminished
BUSINESS ETHIC OR CONCERN. But as a businessman, realize that even
though there are those in Society that will TAKE THE unrighteous
ADVANTAGE, it is a SMALL, but REAL part of our BUSINESS WORLD - that
has: IT'S OWN DIFFERENT AND ACCEPTABLE VIEWPOINTS as it is an basic part
of the REAL WORLD. I maintain an optimistic viewpoint that there are
one hell-of-a-lot MORE of GOOD PEOPLE in the WORLD than there are BAD,
but it is COMPRISED OF BOTH.

Now, how in the HELL do I get OFF your flood tide of E-Mail ''MAILING
LIST.' I have tried twice before to UNSUBSCRIBE, but I feel your
LISTPROC@CORNELL.EDU "programming" has made it damn difficult to do so.
I can't afford the time reading all of it, and it will overwhelm my
server and/or CPU. There are other reasons: going very soon to the
hospital for 'Roto Rooter' heart operation.
My code for the Mail List is 887876987, for whomever will help in
deleting my name.
With MUCH APPRECIATION for the programming of CU-SeeMe and for the low
cost Connectic Quick Cam which allows an old poor geezerfart like me to
SEE the WORLD and VISTAS only DREAMED OF. THANK YOU MOST
SINCERELY..........................................................
Fred<

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From: Fred H. Spears    -   fhspears@bellsouth.net
"A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT."
Interesting to read the "banter" concerning the General Public's use of Shareware/Freeware/Demos.  Had it not been for the latter, the so called General Public would not have been as "EDUCATED" in COMPUTER CONTENT as they have become, however large or small that may be.  That avenue of developmental business has allowed the Individual Programmer with a very 'minimal of cost' to initiate a Business Enterprise on a World Wide entrapranural scale.  The price for this in addition to that initial minimal cost is that it exposes everyone to a WORLD WIDE ETHIC, which is both GOOD and BAD.  Additionally, had I or anybody else paid "upfront" for all the software programs comprising my computer education in learning what it is all about and Computer Potentialities- "WE" COULD NOT HAVE AFFORDED IT. Almost all of the hundreds of dollars (thousands) I spent on Software has been spent on "IMMEDIATE OBSOLESCENCE" because of such rapid Technological Advances.  I cannot fault the Programmer Entrapanuer for trying to CONTRIBUTE whatever and how quantitative his expertise and knowledge may be, for that applies to ALL OF US who endeavor to do so.  BUT, if you are to submit your proprietorship to the world, I 'suggest' you deal with it with a GOOD ETHIC of your own and "MAINTAIN (KEEP)" some HUMANITARIAN perspectives toward the Worldwide Populace.  And in our time of exposure to a Sick Society, THAT is badly needed in every corner.  Capitalism in and of itself is a good, but that also contains additional PERSPECTIVES in Life.  Make all the money you can, but don't forget to acknowledge some APPRECIATION for those that allow you to do so AND the others that are not as GIVEN or FORTUNATE as you, whomever you may be.     
I am a 63 year old unemployable (VA Pensioned) geezerfart with terminal heart disease.  Actively I engage my computer (since 1985), as a Pioneer, into a wondrous world of exploration and discover absolutely fantastic horizons; along with being exposed NOW to futuristic potentialities that I will not live to see.  But, that keeps me wanting to STAY and LIVE to expierence it as long as my body will allow me to do so.  I am so appreciative to those Programmers who availed Shareware/Freeware/Demos and my necessary "low-cost" paid upfront programs.  YOU GUYS SHOULD FORM A SOCIETY TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR THE "GOOD NETIZENS" WHO CONTRIBUTE FREEWARE TO THE WORLD.  When I can, I intend to develope and promote a CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION for their contributions and TRY and advocate that HONORABLE MENTION to them. If that idea rings a bell, please don't hesitate to develope your own methods of appreciation.
     There is still so much other QUALITY PROGRAMMING out there, that I would love to have, but, I don't drive Porches or Jet Set the World either, EXCEPT, ON MY COMPUTER. Were I to be so fortunate as to be RICH, "maybe" I would; and my contributions of money to deserving Programmers would have been much more than it has been.  I think you will find that my minimal financial situation has a "prevalence" in the Worldwide Society that YOU DEAL WITH.   I think that you may be a PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, but there is also a forgotten element of your EDUCATION; costs of it being partly derived from State SUPPORTED Institutions and possibly Federal Project Grants of which SOME of the money came from the General Public's TAXES.
I personally think that a "return" by HUMANITARIAN interest is a GOOD THING no matter HOW (WE) YOU LOOK AT IT.  I do NOT advocate a diminished BUSINESS ETHIC OR CONCERN.  But as a businessman, realize that  even though there are those in Society that will TAKE THE unrighteous ADVANTAGE, it is a SMALL, but REAL  part of our BUSINESS WORLD - that has: IT'S OWN DIFFERENT AND ACCEPTABLE VIEWPOINTS as it is an basic part of the REAL WORLD.  I maintain an optimistic viewpoint that there are one hell-of-a-lot MORE of GOOD PEOPLE in the WORLD than there are BAD, but it is COMPRISED OF BOTH.
                                                                                        Now, how in the HELL do I get OFF your flood tide of E-Mail ''MAILING LIST.' I have tried twice before to UNSUBSCRIBE, but I feel your LISTPROC@CORNELL.EDU "programming" has made it damn difficult to do so.  I can't afford the time reading all of it, and it will overwhelm my server and/or CPU.  There are other reasons: going very soon to the hospital for 'Roto Rooter' heart operation. 
My code  for the Mail List is 887876987, for whomever will help in deleting my name.
With MUCH APPRECIATION for the programming of CU-SeeMe and for the low cost Connectic Quick Cam which allows an old poor geezerfart like me to SEE the WORLD and VISTAS only DREAMED OF.  THANK YOU MOST SINCERELY.......................................................... Fred< --------------E99AFF8C48D7E52BA52AA4D1--