If you go back through the archives of cov, you will find many Digits arguing
AGAINST advertising of VMS, giving all sorts of reasons.
So, one must wonder if the requests for advertising money are even made to HP
by the VMS group.
And at a time when the fear to lose one's job is permanent (has been the case
since 1992, so it is pretty much permanent, isn't it ?), I also fear that
there are few few Digits who are willing to rock the boat and tell their ever
changing management that they are making mistakes and constantlty forgetting
VMS etc etc.
Has the Ascention of Rich Marcello to a higher level given VMS another
"Renaissance" period where ther was actually some marketing ? ? ? ? He has
probably had to learn to be politically correct and also omit mention of VMS
so as to not rock the boat. His own job security is rightly more important
than one product.
What is needed is one kakamaze manager to rampage through HP and make a lot of
noise about VMS and force change (and this has to be done before he gets told
to leave). In fact, it needs a sacrificial lamb. This way, the jobs of
Marcello Gorham etc would not be jeoperdized.