Posted On: 2006-01-03
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Well hello, hello ladies and gentlemen. We're back one more time for you. I've got us all, it's the Lee strong man.
Paul, the Sanneman
And we've got our special guest, Richard, back one more time.
How's it going?
And we've got a fabulously exciting show tonight. Office Systems.
JC's mission is to make, is to make software exciting.
That's why he's got a beer in his hand.
If I pull this off I'll get on Bill Gates' payroll for sure.
What do you mean? He's already made a joke out of software.
If anyone, if Bill Gates or any other billionaires are listening and want to send me a couple million dollars, you can e-mail that to:
SCS@sonic.net. Especially since I'll get it.
That's right. You can take a cut. Ok. So my mission in this podcast is to get Richard to commit to spend $50,000 on software.
Wait, wait, wait. You told me $20,000.
That was a while ago.
It's gotten more expensive.
That was yesterday.
It'll be 80 next week, you better go for it now.
It's going up moment by moment.
Actually, that's after we looked at the requirements.
So, I'll see if I can't cut a little bit of that off. The issue is, this is my understanding. Richard has a bunch of software, I call it legacy system. Like, it's a typical case, where this software he designed, it was called door something?
Doorbase. It's really cool, it works great, but the software guy has taken a powder to Florida, and if it crashes, he's screwed. Would you say that's pretty much the,
Pennsylvania. But that's about right. 3000 miles away.
That's not as sexy as Florida.
Yeah, Florida sounds better.
That's right. I actually had a guy, a similar kind of situation, he had all software based on this program as an engineer, and he ran out of room. And so he needed more room and he needed the source code, and the guy had just gotten a divorce. And his wife got the source code in the divorce. And it was just a matter of principle. No matter what, she goes, over my dead body is anybody going to get that source code. So it was just vengeance. It cost him about hundred grand for that vengeance. And he wasn't even involved, it was, you know, this guy's wife. It was amazing. Anyway, this guy just moved to Pennsylvania. So you've got the software, works well, right? You like what it does.
But it's, if it crashes he's dead. So he's got to look at replacing that. He also has just bought some software, right, for $18,000.
$16,000 that he may have to trash.
And I think what happened is some people buy software on impulse. Would you say that was true of that software?
I think you told me to.
Well don't listen to all my advice.
Wait a minute. Wait a minute. To defend Paul a little bit. I heard your requirements. You told me them and I can't like say to you, well, those are not your requirements. There were certain things that you said that you really needed, and it was the only thing out there that did it.
I know, and it was kind of funny. We were meeting yesterday, and I just was thinking about Doorbase and how easy it is to use it and I like it and it...