Thanks for your comments, we do value them a lot because we do like to keep up with what people are feeling and interested in.
The use of "bragging" was not a put down or in any way an insult to Desk and in fact, we're glad at least one dealer is keeping their customers briefed on the world of MicroDigital. However, I understand why you're reading it as negitive and taking the defensive. If you want to provide a translation of the newsletter, Rick, I'll read it through and write out a line by line commentary.
Articles aren't written on the spare of a moment, every word is weighed up so the article is a fair and balance account.
Fwiw, "bragging" summarised Desk mentioning the MD talks with Pace. If they were so dark, secret and so last year, why mention them? Was it to say that Castle may have bought ROS from Pace, but MD were in there last August, so nerr? The Desk newsletter says Pace let the discussions lapse. Therefore Desk say it was Pace's fault, otherwise known as "blame".
If we're not fans of MicroDigital, as people are quick to point out, then why are we giving so much front page space to MD? Why are we giving away videos of DaveA's presentation? Why did we look for positive, real end user responses on the Omega at Wakefield and the shipping of the Alpha?
We appreciate a lot how much time and effort it takes to design, test and push out a new computer and we're looking forward to running the headline, "Omega ships!" However, I'm sorry, it would be irresponsible for us to put on the rose tinted glasses and overlook the fact that the machine is late and not *as far as we're aware* matching the advertised specification.
So yes, looking forward to the Omega. I hope these comments answer your questions. And I hope this wasn't too much of a rant.