Friday, December 18, 2009

Another APC rant

Everybody in computing know APC, American Power Conversion, and they are probably the #1 seller for UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). I like APC's hardware, and I like the chat on their website, but there are a few thigs that bothers me.

First, I hate their magazine promotions, . Why? First, have you ever tried entering one of their 100 contests (win an ipod, win an UPS, whatever) or try to download one of their whitepapers? You have to get on the web, put in a code, then answer like a million questions. I've never been patient enough to complete the process.

Next, they claim being "Green" and they are still sending me two copies of their magazine, "Currents" at home, and we get 4 at work. They don't provide an easy way to unsubscribe, and they subscribe you in a very subtle way... I can't remember asking to receive that...

Well, that is about it.