Yan and Colin have been saying:
> > > You have it slightly wrong here. The toolkit is not, in the true sense, a
> > > product. To compare the two, it's like buying a house:
> > >
> > > With the toolkit you get a pile of prefabricated wall frames
> > >
> > > Otherwise you can move straight into the pre-built, customised
> > > to your requirements Gauntlet model. Every now and then the
> > > people from TIS will come over and give your house a makeover.
> > >
> > Following your analogy:
> > I don't trust any one with keys to my house. Even those who built
> > it. I better build one on my own and know all "ins and outs" in case of
> > fire or other natural disasters. Also, what if it rains and roof leaks and
> > people from TIS are not around? You better know where to look for that
> > leak, or else it will be a lot of water... ;-)
Well, I don't give keys to folks just because they're working on my house:
I meet them there, let them in, and oversee their activity. The roof can
leak whether I put it on or someone else does: you either watch for leaks or
use water detectors. If you know what you're doing, fine, build it yourself,
if not, you're apt to find a chimney flue wrapped around your ears. If
contracting out, make sure you use a reputable contractor with references,
Now, if I could only buy a SYN Flood Insurance Policy, this analogy would
really be crankin'....
W.C. Epperson "I have great faith in fools.
Senior SE Self-confidence, my friends call it."
Information Security Officer --Edgar Allan Poe--
Virginia Dept. of Education