some comments overheard by Platform Computing rep

Chris Smith csmith at
Mon Oct 8 12:18:41 PDT 2001

"Schilling, Richard" <RSchilling at> writes:

> Could be just tactic.   Sun is going to lay off a percentage of their
> workforce anyway, and it's sommon for sales people to take advantage
> of news like that.  
I can't imagine that a sales person would actually say something
untrue. ;-)

Please don't confuse the comments of one sales person with the tactics
and opinions of a company as a whole.  

> This is why it's so important to be able to independently verify
> sales claims.  I don't even talk about sales with someone unless I
> can put their demo product or source code to use in a production
> envorionment first. 
And that's why the LSF sales process consists of a 30-day demo. 

-- Chris

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