[sdiy] Ungrateful users?

Tim Ressel madhun2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 6 20:48:34 CEST 2002


You have to leave room for humans to be humans. It is
a human trait to show loyalty to that which you knew
first. For example: I think Motorola micros kick butt
because I worked with them on my first engineering
job. I think Yamaha bikes are the best because I had
one. Etc, etc. These are not statements of fact, they
are just little internal prejudices I carry around.
This is one of the things salesmen have to get around.

Interestingly, this doesn't seem to apply to my first


--- Paul Schreiber <synth1 at airmail.net> wrote:
> >
> > i have often wondered why this is. why are so few
> people interested in these
> > 'new' things? is it their limited application? do
> people not have the
> > theoretic background or creativity to find a
> musical way of implementing
> > these modules? do they only want to recreate
> 'vintage' machines which didn't
> > have them?
> Here are just some "thinking-out-loud" reasons *I*
> get all the time:
> 1) I don't like 5U tall modules
> 2) I don't like 1/4" jacks
> 3) You cost too much.
> 4) I don't like *you* personally.
> 5) MOTM doesn't sound as good as (...fill in every
> synth ever made...)
> Well, gee. It turns out all these "open-minded"
> modular users are, IMHO, some of the MOST
> close-minded people I have had the "pleasure" of
> dealing with. They will spout reams and reams of
> emails on the glory of this over that, the wonder of
> this thing over that thing, but they seem to
> be focused on 1 brand of synth that either:
> a) comes up for sale once a year, creating 47 posts
> about how much the seller is asking
> b) is their favorite, and hence feel EVERY
> manufacturer MUST conform to their PERSONAL taste or
> "we just don't get it".
> No wonder Reason et al sells so much! Stick 11
> programmers in a room, feed 'em beer and Cheetos
> and sell 85 cent CDs and hope the 20% you sell make
> up for the 80% cracked ones being used.
> Paul S.

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