[linux-elitists] class-action fun

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Tue Sep 25 00:15:40 PDT 2001


on Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 02:49:39AM -0500, Rick Bradley (roundeye@roundeye.net) wrote:
> * Rick Bradley (roundeye@roundeye.net) [010923 02:44]:
> > > 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. 
> 
> Forgive me for posting while sh*tfaced (and therefore not pointing out
> those obviouses which see I cannot), but the original thought
> experiment (did I mention that there are some attorneys in Atlanta
> quite interested in the concept?) includes (whether spoken or not) the
> revelation that M$ should have issued a recall of their defective
> product (as Ford, etc., would be required to to cover their collective
> arses), hence any defective product on the shelves is, well,
> defective, regardless of ship date.

<advocate type="devil">
A patch is effectively a recall.

Automobiles must be returned to a dealer for repair.  Software can be
patched on-site by the user.
</advocate>

Peace.

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