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Comment Re:This is a pointless invention. (Score 1) 155

http://www.freshdirect.com/ already does this in the NY area, it's only a matter of time before it expands or similar services are available in other parts of the country/world. I use them for all the standard boxed groceries and meat that I order every week, and hit the local bodega/grocery for most produce or one-off snacks. I will say that the produce from FD is usually pretty good just overpriced.

Comment Re:It's not only programmers vs bosses (Score 5, Insightful) 469

If sales and marketing is about finding out what a person needs and a sales person finds out that what that person needs isn't something that they can supply, it is a rare sales and marketing person that will say so. They do exist. I speak to maybe one a year...

This is true. I work for a company that sells and installs luxury residential electronics. Any Sales 101 that is actually effective would have you first identify any problems that your potential customer is having. If you have a product or service that can help them out, then you can identify why your product or service solves their particular problem better than other products or services they may be familiar with. Some clients are perfectly willing to hand over a bucket with $30K in it for a Kaleidescape movie server system or a Lexicon audio processor, and I have actively discouraged them from doing so because it doesn't actually help them. I would much rather put that money towards something that they actually need/want because it encourages FUTURE sales and a trusting relationship. That's why I've never really understood the "cold call." It sounds cliche but a good sales guy is more of an adviser than a pusher. If you have no interest in my advice, then that's great I don't have to waste any more of our time.

Comment Re:Sounds like what most people would want (Score 1) 447

Live sports are the only thing these days that you can't get online or over-the-air.

If you're trying to follow the team in your local market you should have no problem getting it over the air assuming they sold enough tickets. Even MNF is simulcast locally if a team from your market is playing.

Comment Re:Sure it will (Score 1) 333

they will raise the caps at the same time introducing a new pricing structure that just happens to be the equivalent to buying internet and cable TV from them.

What sucks doubly about this is that the quality of the content from your average cable/DSS provider is less than that of most Netflix HD content and certainly most of the content from higher-quality providers such as Vudu. I refuse on principle to pay any extra VOD fees to my cable provider and will *always* opt for Vudu if it's not available on Netflix. If you want to vote with your dollars I think step 1 is to not support cable more than necessary.

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 1307

if the plane went down, the company would probably be dead within a week.

This is a real concern especially for smaller companies. At my company we don't do anything particularly noble, just fun (high-end residential audio/video integration), but whenever a number of us go to a convention or training, boss-man insists that we travel separately (1-2 per flight). It seemed a little self-important considering the field we're in, but if we lost half of our engineering or installation or management staff to a plane crash or similar, that would be extremely tough to recover from.

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