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Comment: Your bed, lie in it. (Score 2) 204

While I agree with gist of your sentiment, you're making the assumption that the submitter was able to make the choice of vendor. Not all of us get to choose which technologies we're required to support. Maybe a pointy-haired boss told the guy to go with the vendor because his buddy, the vendor's CEO, let's him win at golf.

Comment: Stop paying. (Score 1) 204

In rare cases, you can still pay people for a subscription you don't use and use an alternative instead. e.g. Use an open source piece of software. The only small hitch is that usually executives mandate something be used if they pay for it. Which is why these cases are rare.

Dead? No excuse for laying off work.