[TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a schematic

Gary, that was VERY well put.
Walter
--- Gary McCartney <gary@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have taken into consideration of everyones
> opinion and I came up with
> an answer for the guy who emailed me wanting a
> schematic. Below is what
> I told him. Also, opinion is that everyone in the
> group should stop
> publically mentioning that they are "sending the
> schematic" or
> "uploading the schematic". This should be done
> privately only. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> My reply to the guy:
> 
> Hi.
> 
> I am sorry but the messages you found are from a
> private professional
> Technician's email list. The messages are
> unwillingly searchable on the
> internet. I have asked other group members their
> opinion on sharing
> information outside the group and a unaminous
> answer was NOT to share,
> because of the fact that it takes a repair job
> away from a proffesional
> technician who is having a difficult time earning
> his living as it is,
> without helping the general public to make their
> own repairs, or in many
> cases, make the repair even more difficult or
> even hurt themselves
> attemting to do it. The price of consumer
> electronics at the retail
> level is declining at such a rapid pace that many
> of my fellow group
> members may be out of work in the near future. I
> hope that you can
> understand our situation.
> 
> Thanks for inquiring.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Gary McCartney
> 
> McCartney Electronics
> Guelph Ontario Canada 
> Est. 1984
> email: gary (at) number63.ca
> 
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> markbrock wrote:
> > 
> > I'm all for helping a guy out,  but don't like
> the idea that more and more
> > home techs are being born because of the
> information on the Internet,.   My
> > lawyer friend  mentioned that he had a Philips
> set that the pix kept going
> > crazy on him, he did a search on the Internet,
> and it gave him a past
> > history post from one of these repair groups,
> told what part to change,
> > gave him value, even the name and address of
> tech who posted the solution,
> > he got the part from Radio Shack,   he fixed
> his set for less than $5,  I
> > can see that he'll never need my services
> again, or if he does it will be a
> > dog set,  yea,  he clears 100K per year and I'm
> scraping like the rest,  not
> > near a good of friend as he was.  anyone else
> finding out that more and more
> > non-techs are getting in the back of there sets
> ?   maybe I'm just paranoid
> > ?  or jealous,  to answer your question,  If he
> was within a service call of
> > my shop I'd be skeptical about training any
> competition,  just my vent for
> > the day.
> > brock
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Gary McCartney" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:57 AM
> > Subject: [TechAssist] Guy outside the list is
> asking for a schematic
> > 
> > > I got an email from a guy outside the list
> who is asking for a
> > > schematic. He said he found me on a Google
> search and that he works at a
> > > non profit computer recycling centre where he
> also gets stuff like
> > > stereo receivers. Is there any problem
> sharing the schematic with him
> > > (copyright comes to mind- anything else?)
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Gary McCartney
> > >
> > > McCartney Electronics
> > > Guelph Ontario Canada
> > > Est. 1984
> > > email: gary (at) number63.ca
> > >
> > >
> > >
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