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Date: 5 Apr 2005 17:31:44 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?

On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 08:34:19 PST, Everett M. Greene <> wrote: > Dave Hinz <> 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.

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