[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 1 15:35:34 CST 2004

On Apr 1, 2004, at 4:29 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> Now, that I don't get, either.  Is the depreciation -that-
>> -much- of a tax write-off that it offsets the costs of
>> buying new equipment?
> The depreciation alone is not the deciding factor, but add in support 
> costs (typically included with new hardware for a certain period of 
> time), software licenses, etc. and it becomes a reasonable decision.

   "Support costs".  So you pay a clueless vendor drone to have someone 
to yell at instead of hiring a competent technical staff and paying 
them enough to keep them around.

   I will *NEVER* work for a big company again.  Never.

> The idea is that by replacing 5 dual 400 MHz processor Ultra 2 systems 
> with one dual 1,000 MHz processor system can cut your Oracle software 
> license costs in half (ten CPU license to two CPU license)... Things 
> like that tip the scale, as I understand it.
> The depreciation is the total hardware cost comes off the taxable 
> amount (a $3,000 machine = $1,000 real reduction in taxes for an 
> imaginary 33 1/3% tax rate).
> NOW, Ssqueeze the hardware vendor for a better price on the 
> replacement hardware, and the new hardware can get quite cheap...

   Which, of course, means it's nothing more than suit bullshit.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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