>By singling out Nikon as a company writing lousy scanner
software, others might presume that Canon, Minolta,
Polaroid, Acer, HP, Leaf, Kodak or Brand Z must be doing
a better job in that department.
Poor documentation is at least 1/2 the problem in these complaints--I'd
direct anyone interested to the Letters Page of PC World (Aug 2001). The
other half can probably be found in Scott Adams' "Dilbert" cartoons
(available in soft-cover, if your newspaper doesn't carry it).
Is the criticism valid? Yeah, it is. And it's fixable, too. Have I seen
anybody trying to do so, lately? Nuh-uh. AFAIC, the mfgrs are just cutting
to deep to be competitive--they're cutting the product, cutting the user,
and ultimately cutting themselves, IMHO.
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