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Steve Naidamast wrote:
how management treats us professionals and the way most companies now treat their customers.


Hmmm....

IBM was considered the gold standard. If you worked for them then anyone else would hire you.

For IBM
1. You had to wear a suit. There was no such thing as business casual at that company. And was not for a long time.
2. They used what is basically an apprentice system for programmers.
3. Any programmer hired started at the first level by typing the code created by others into card decks. I believe you did that for about 2 years before you could move up.
4. IBM was sued and lost due to the way they treated their contractors. That lawsuit established much of what is considered standard for how contractors are treated now. Not just in programming but across all industries.

For companies buying computers IBM was consider the gold standard also. Anything else except IBM was considered not as good regardless of how it worked. The IBM PC was considered a throw away by the company itself. IBM invested in it solely because they considered it a toy but their customers were demanding that as an option. That by itself was both the biggest blunder by the company (because they did not take it seriously) and probably realistically allowed the computer revolution that exists now or at least it would have slowed it down. The blunder was in not restricting the license to MS-DOS.

Steve Naidamast wrote:
Combine this with all the criminality that is now ever present


Crime has nothing to do with what you are stating. It always exists and always will. Prime example of a scam that lack of computers allowed (and lack of communication networks) was depicted in the movie "Catch Me If You Can"
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