Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 11 13:14:58 CDT 2019

Yes, silly conversation with a department...

A. Can we have Google Earth installed. It would be really useful in our job
B. Yes if you pay, there is a fee for commercial use. 
A. What if we won't use it for commercial purposes...
B. We won't install software for specifically for personal use, only business use 

Same department later had to pay up historical licences when caught using some different free-for-personal use software for business.
An employee they dismissed reported them to the software provider....

What fun, what joy...

p.s. yes the free version of google earth can now be used commercially

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Ray Jewhurst via
> cctalk
> Sent: 11 August 2019 18:27
> To: Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-
> Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: Test
> Everybody forgot one. Have you installed unauthorized software? That is
> prohibited. This conversation brings me back to my help desk days!
> On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 1:04 PM Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> wrote:
> > >> Test error. Please call helpdesk. 555-1212
> > > Have you tried turning it off and on again?
> >
> > If that doesn't work, reinstall the operating system.
> >
> >
> > We've never heard of anybody having that problem.
> >
> > Have you applied all of the latest patches and upgrades?
> >
> >
> > What did you expect?  You cn't expect it to work with some other brnd
> > of cables!
> >
> > You have HOW MUCH memory and disk space? running how fast?
> > I'm amazed that it can even run in something so old.  They haven't
> > made machines like that since MARCH!
> > You need to get an up to date machine!
> >

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