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> The use of "bragging" was not a put down

Harrap's dictionairy tells me the following: Brag [braeg] v. (he bragged) to boast; he is always bragging about his success with women. Bragging, n boasting.

Since you stated that its not intended to put Desk down i will keep it with different word choice.

> glad at least one dealer is keeping their customers briefed on the world of MicroDigital.

Well we share that thought. Thats one of the many reasons why i do business with him.

> However, I understand why....

I speak and understand six different languages. In not one of them "bragging " can be explained as positive. However with the explanation given above, i will give you the benifit of doubt.

I will give you the translation since i hate tv watching and thus having a lot of spare time in the evening :)

>Fwiw, "bragging" summarised Desk ....

No. It is simply telling that they have failed and Castle suceeded. And if you read between the lines you will find some kind of admiration for that success.In the Netherlands people appreciate that kind of honest openhearted way of telling things .If you loose, do it with style and honour the winner. Thats a Dutch mentality.

> If we're not fans of MicroDigital, as people are quick to point out....

Ask yourself the question :" Why do people think that way ?" Maybe because of the vast amount of critical articles ? And why are you giving MD so much front page ? Its every marketeers dream. Even negative publicity is free publicity Besides that i do think that you realise that drobe is *the* website in Risc os country. And you do understand the basic rules about journalism (no offence meant). So not talking about MD will raise a lot more eye-brows then talking does.

>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!"

I know quite a few people who will be happy to read this.

>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

I am aware of that fact. But it doesnt take me away of looking to that greater goal . To say it with confucius : Man doesnt stumble over mountains, only over mole-hills. And as a relative new-comer to the risc os scene and former wintel user: M$ is promising for 15 years a good OS........

>So yes, looking forward to the Omega. I do too. I ordered it :)

I hope these comments answer your questions. It does.



 is a RISC OS Userrdenk1 on 17/7/03 9:24PM
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