>According to Sean Doran:
> Someone suggested to me that it's because so much money has
> been spent on developing the technology that it HAS to be
> used in order to recover the investment.
>Doesn't the fact that they recover the investment mean that enough
>people wanted the product and were willing to pay for it?
Nah, rather that they woudln't get a choice or would not know
better. ATM is like a pyramid craze.
PS Can you say that loss writeoff is a way to recover investment?
I've certainly seen some clever accounting going on
IMHO loss writeoff would be less of a loss than deploying ATM
and having to live with it. It's not that I hate ATM per se,
but why pay the performance penalty when ATM provides no value
I speak for myself only.