Gavin Scott wrote:
We all had a love/hate relationship with Fry's,
but they were an
institution and will be missed.
Sometime after his story, Gavin moved to the Bay Area to work for my
One day, I started to buy something at Fry's and they asked for my phone
So, I gave the the office number.
The salesman entered it, and said "thank you, Mr. Scott".
I was still "Gavin Scott" to them 15 years later :)
Oh, the "seal of quality". Not only did it scream "do not buy this
but it was a very useful thing ... although not for reasons Fry's
expected. Many times, I'd be looking at some newer tech item (e.g., a
4-bay RAID enclosure), and see that over half of them had the "seal of
quality". I quickly developed a rule: two more seals meant: stay away from