Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 15:06:16 -0000
Reply-To: Evan Heit <E.Heit@warwick.ac.uk>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: E Heit <pssak@CSV.WARWICK.AC.UK>
Organization: University of Warwick, UK
Subject: Re: Mac Vs. PC's
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Steve Garrison <troutguy@HOTMAIL.COM> writes:
>I agree with Gerry about the Mac vs. PC issue. Are we professionals
>that adapt and change, as the tools we use improve? Software and
>hardware is evolving, improving-I think.
>Isn't this the mark of a literate and professional person, that as
>technology in one's field changes we keep up, because we are not rooted
>in the attitude of "that's the way I always did it"? Being educated
>means having the flexibility to accept new things, or to switch to new
>technologies as needed.
Sorry, but being literate and professional does not mean that you have
unlimited pots of money to buy more computers when SPSS fails to support its
products. The facts are that SPSS are still selling Mac software that is
*not certified to run* and that SPSS are doing nothing about it. It is a
question of SPSS's ethics, rather than whether SPSS users are "educated."