Insistent idiots

The strangest feedback I got for my Vista sucks entry the other day was from an email from the VP of Operations at one of Diskeeper‘s competitors offering me a special discount on their defragmenter. Apparently, he thought that “thirty minutes later the disk has been wiped and Ubuntu is up and running” is l33tsp34k for “I am in the market for Vista software”.

I semi-politely explained to him that he was mistaken, and he apologized, saying that she had thought that maybe I (or my company) might still need it for other computers.

I would have let it go at that, except…

Today, I got a new email from a different person from the same company. Apparently, she thought that “Which part of “the disk has been wiped and Ubuntu is up and running”
led you to belive that I had any further interest in Vista or Vista-
certified software?” is l33tsp34k for “I am in the market for Vista software”.

The insistent idiot is the Public Relations Coordinator for a two-bit software company which makes crappy defragmenting software and is about to realize what happens to your PageRank when you piss off bloggers.

Here’s the VP’s first email, his second email, and the PR hack’s email.

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