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  • woowieman woowieman Aug 27, 2001 5:17 PM Flag

    Fingers crossed...

    I don't necessarily disagree with your comments (except the part about me being an idiot, shame on you, this isn't personal).....but the problem is that Avid's business model is based on an Average Selling Price of above $25k, and any products that don't hit that number or above (a) don't get any attention from the sales people, (b) get lost in the shuffle of product development priorities (face it, storage is a better business for Avid than 3-D), and (c) face the wrath of the hatchet when a bad quarter arises. Oh yes, not to mention the utter collapse of the 3-d market (and I mean "market, i.e. place to sell with customers buying). Yes, i'm sure you're in love with the technology, along with every other XSI user, but you and your enthusiasm unfortunately do not constitute a business model that makes sense for a struggling monolithic behemoth like Avid. If it comes down to a choice between Digi and Soft, who do you think will get the nod? And if the previous Softies couldn't pull off an insider buyout (undoubtedly supported by Langois) than what makes you think that any of the current management in montreal (if you can call them that) have the nerve and brains to pull it off?? ......No my friend, all the enthusaism and love for a product in the world can not save the XSI-tanic when the whole industry is in the shape it's in....but of course, judge for yourself.

 
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