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RE: filmscanners: SS4000 and LS-2000 real value?

I'm suggesting that maybe getting printers into the market but 
simultaneously announcing their obsolescence might be a smidgen too fast 

Even the video card companies don't do that...

In article <EJEKINMEKEDPJJMHLODJCEJECGAA.marshalt@spiritone.com>, 
marshalt@spiritone.com (Frank Paris) wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Derek Clarke
> > Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 4:15 AM
> > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > Subject: RE: filmscanners: SS4000 and LS-2000 real value?
> >
> > Does anyone else think that Epson are producing new printers too
> > fast now?
> Hmmm. That's an interesting question, but what does it mean? Too fast 
> for
> what? Too fast for Epson to get their act together and produce something
> reliable? Too fast for the consumer who can't afford to keep up with the
> latest technology? Does the semi-conductor industry produce faster
> processors too fast? Even better, does the video card industry produce 
> video
> cards too fast? They seem to double in speed every six months. Is life 
> too
> fast these days? I think the answer is simple. Life is competitive, and
> manufacturers have to keep on top of the technology curve if they are to
> remain competitive, hence profitable, hence alive. New Epson printers 
> come
> out at the pace they do because the technology is growing at that pace
> throughout the industry. It won't stop until technology hits a wall, 
> then
> everyone will have perfect printers for free and only one or two printer
> manufacturers will exist. I suspect that's a ways off, so the pace will
> continue frantic for a while yet. Meanwhile, Epson printers are good 
> enough
> to produce amazing results right now, regardless of all the Epson 
> bashing
> that seems so fashionable, here and elsewhere. So get one now and enjoy.
> Then in five years when it breaks, get another one, and meanwhile don't
> worry about the pace of technology. Sounds like everyone is wringing 
> their
> hands over the way life works these days. It will only get "worse" (or
> better, depending on your attitude), so relax and enjoy the show, 
> dipping
> into it as the pocketbook can afford, but not lamenting that things are
> going too fast for us.
> Frank Paris
> marshalt@spiritone.com
> http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=62684


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