[linux-elitists] class-action fun

Rick Bradley roundeye@roundeye.net
Sun Sep 23 00:42:23 PDT 2001


* Deirdre Saoirse Moen (deirdre@deirdre.net) [010922 22:04]:
> Rick Bradley Pontificated:
> > Yes, but they kept selling freshly pressed OS CD's that were still
> > defective.  I.e., they refused to recall and re-press product that
> > they acknowledged (presumably this is where the lawyer would argue
> > about "reasonable consumers" or some such) through patches and
> > advisories was defective.
> 
> How do you know that these CDs left Microsoft's hands *after* the date of
> the patch? Do you have *any* idea how complex the distribution system is?
> 
> For something shipped on a given date, there's a normal curve, with a
> *significant* right tail, of dates that the item is actually sold at
> retail or returned.

All it takes is 1. 

:-)

Rick
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