*countable infinities only

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Fri Jun 1 19:37:51 UTC 2012

On Jun 1, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> I have no goddamn
> clue why. It's completely stupid. But they do it. You can't rely on a
> system from HP with, say, a Phoenix firmware to have the same interface
> as a system from Dell with a Phoenix firmware.

Branding and marketing is one of the known vortices that cause complete departure from rational thinking and outcomes.

> It is utterly insane, there is no reasonable justification for it, and
> it surely massively inflates the hardware manufacturers' support costs.
> But they do it.

No doubt Phoenix, et al. do not do this customization for free. No doubt it's an up sell to OEM marketing who would find generic configuration screens a recurring demonstration of their ineptitude. And communism.

Care for some gin, Adam? Here, let me pour.

Chris Murphy

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