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Re: [SLE] Czech Post Office Adopts SUSE Linux
  • From: Tony Alfrey <tonyalfrey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 06:57:34 -0800
  • Message-id: <41FF98DE.30501@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:

On Monday 31 January 2005 18:12, Tony Alfrey wrote:


Say, did you hear that the US Postal Service is going to switch
to linux? Buohahahaha!!!!!11!
(Ooops, sorry, not April 1st yet).

The USPS is an extremely effective and efficient organization. If you're one of those "government is always less efficient than private enterprise" types, stow it. That's pure dogma, and as such, predictably false.

While I am impressed, and did not know, that the USPS is using linux, my personal experience is that, at the interface between the organization and the customer, the USPS is dysfunctional. I could go on at length about specific instances where at least this portion of the organization is totally broken, but we should do that off-list so as not to chew up bandwidth. And my post above was driven by this personal experience, not by some pre-conceived notion about the relative efficiency of government versus private organizations, which we might also discuss at length. But not here.

This thread is dying.

Tony Alfrey
"I'd Rather Be Sailing"

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