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To scold or not to scold

By Chris Williams. Published: 15th May 2003, 23:06:24 | Permalink | Printable

"I think you owe him an apology for the comment"

Letter A Desk customer earlier today informed us that our article on the Microdigital Alpha was unfair towards the Dutch dealer. Here's our reader's counter argument:



Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 16:30:04 +0200 (BST)
To: comments@drobe.co.uk
Subject: note at your Alpha message

Dear Chris Williams,

I've read your message about the alpha and found
that you're not fair in your comments towards desk.

I think your systran translations have caused
some disturbing misunderstandings. In his newsdesk,
which i receive being a customer, Frank Kraaij did
not 'scold' Riscstation.

In my translation :
# The RISCOS Portable is here at last, the
# Microdigital one, the Alpha! This product is not
# Riscstations, who have let us all down. The setting
# up and later removal of a smartgroup on internet
# for just the pre-inscribed buyers, has caused them
# more harm then good. Up til today, even us as a
# dealer, nothing more has been told. Withdrawn orders
# however have always been paid back correctly.

I think that Frank said nothing wrong here! In the
same way he tells us customers about the delays
of the Omega.

As Microdigital Europe Frank is a part of
Microdigital, but as desk, frank is a complete
independent dealer, with a lot of order for the
Riscstation Portable in his wallet. He is not
even trying to talk his standing orders for
Riscstation Portable into Alpha.

I think you owe him an apology for the comment.




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The translation still seems like a scolding to me ;)

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 16/5/03 1:33PM
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Maybe a translation of the word 'scold' is needed :)

 is a RISC OS Usersmink on 16/5/03 2:08PM
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Seems like a good scolding to me too, not that there is anything wrong with that after what Riscstation have done.

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 16/5/03 4:38PM
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