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Old Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Originally Posted by MinivanDriver View Post
As for the rest of your post, you chose to ignore my point relative to the focus of this thread. Xerox had an opportunity to make a very large dent in the publishing industry through what was a very powerful system, yet reluctantly made upgrades, doing so at a glacial pace.
Not really. I just condensed that into one sentence. Like many other near-monopolies, they didn't pivot fast enough when either the game changed or competition got traction - and both happened to repro in the 1980s.

I'll keep my opinion about VP, though. I'm more than familiar with those who didn't like it and their reasons why, and most of those reasons are right. It was, however, a far more powerful and capable tool than anything that came along for several years, it could be made to do amazing things on a small platform, and it lost out to tools that appealed to the featherbrained end of the designer trade because they were 'so intuitive, dude.' (The way a baby rattle is intuitive.) You still can't really compare it to later tools in a field that evolved at breakneck pace.

Old Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Originally Posted by Dd714 View Post
Misleading once again. Both post #5 and post #17 addressed the OP issue and were an attempt to steer you back on course.
Your record on this thread is pretty consistent in inaccuracy. Such arguments may work in P&C, but not here.
I ask again - Why are you consistently trying to mislead the good people of this forum?

My fault for encouraging that path. The previous poster never addressed why companies fail, only why capitalism in his thoughts fail and that is where we got off track. He did a typical "hit and run" one line post, typical to the P&C forum.
In regards to the OP's post - actually the same reason for failure applies to capitalism, socialism, small businesses, big businesses, mon and pop stores, etc. Heck it applies to human relationships - marriages.
Regardless, I am sure a moderator will be here soon to clean up this thread and put it back on track.

Or, as they say:
I don't see how I can do that. Amazon is not History. If we had been talking about buggy whip manufacturers or the Whiskey Rebellion, THAT would be History.
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