Re: Re[2]: modems upgrade

Jeff Binkley ( )
Tue, 01 Jul 1997 08:24:00 -0500

Actually I think we do get it but it's almost the same argument against
Microsoft. The bottom line is 90% of my customers use USRobotics modems
and the other 10% never seem to have a problem. Likewise I sell
Microsoft products becuase my customers ask for it. Standards are a
double edged sword and marketshare often stands for a lot more. I am a
huge proponent of standards but I also am not in business foe the sake
of technology, I am running a business. If my customers want X2, then
they are going to get X2. Just my 2 cents worth.

Jeff Binkley
ASA Network Computing

n>At 10:52 PM 6/30/97 -0700, you wrote:
n>>And you're right. We in fact DO have them going through a UPS.
n>>At 10:34 6/30/97 -0400, you wrote:
n>>>I agree. I ran a BBS for 6 years, used only USR modems, some
n>>>problems that were solved by putting them on a UPS of their own and
n>>>had exactly 1 fail during that entire time (Lightning strike next
n>>>door). I still use USR's today.

n>>>I don't understand the bad rep you guys are giving them. They've got
n>>>(had) the BBS market locked up for years. Maybe it's really a
n>>>power-line problem, like I mentioned above.

n>You guys just don't get it! There's USR "standards", then there's the
n>rest of the modem industry. USR modems only really support other USR
n>modems. Almost everyone with a Rockwell chipset modem has trouble
n>connecting to a USR modem, and almost all USR modems have problems
n>connecting to Rockwell chipset modems. Don't you agree that it would
n>be nice to have just one set of "standards" to worry about??

n>The same is true with 56K technology. There's X2, only supported by
n>USR (and now 3com, but only because 3com bought USR), and then there's
n>the entire rest of the modem industry with 56KFlex. Don't we have
n>enough to worry about with trying to make a living in a highly
n>competitive industry without USR trying to inflict it poorly
n>thoughtout X2 "standard" on everyone else??


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