Re: The status of Alden

On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Peter Schmid wrote:
Can anyone confirm this?  Not that I don't trust you Gilbert.... because I do.  
But if Alden *is* going under that will cause a lot of work in a short time 
since classes get underway next week.  But I don't want to go into that mode 
unless necessary!.

Hi Pete,

I know what you're saying, but the lack of response of phone calls and 3 week 
data outages confirm the obvious. I am hearing this from 3 of my greatest 
sources (which I won't reveal for obvious reasons), but I can tell you they've 
never let me down.

That said, This does NOT mean that Alden is necessarily going out of business. 
Frankly, I do hope they come out of this, turn the company around, and return 
to the status of greatness they once had years ago.  I'd rather let you know 
this now, because people are wondering what's going on...and IF they do go 
under, you won't be caught too much off guard, since school is just starting.

I guess what I'm trying to say in all this is the following: there is a 
significant risk that you may lose DiFAX in the very near future, and you 
should be doing something about it right now to avoid huge problems to your 
operations if that scenario were to occur.