Date: 5 Apr 2005 17:31:44 GMT From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 08:34:19 PST, Everett M. Greene <mojavegnospamveg.iwvisp.com> wrote: > Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> writes: >> Why? Usenet isn't widely known, and is hardly a primary support >> mechanism. > Why isn't Usenet widely known when most browsers have a > news option of some sort, there's dejanews, and, I think, > Yahoo has some sort of primary news mechanism. If you were to survey 100 internet users, I'd be surprised if 10% of them used Usenet. Actually, I'd be surprised if 10% of them are even _aware of_ usenet. > One of the IC manufacturers has someone who at least > informally monitors one of the relevant newsgroups and > regularly offers advice, product suggestions, etc. Right, but people who design computers using ICs are a different demographic than people who drive a particular brand of cars. I'm not saying it wouldn't be a nice thing to have, but (a) I can't see GM giving a crap enough to pay someone to do it, and (b) I'm not surprised that they haven't.