back to article Rage-making, anxiety-inducing tech distributors: An ode

As vendors don't seem all that interested in selling equipment directly, value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs) and the like must buy our gear from distributors before selling it on to our clients. Oh, not all disties are totally awful. There's always one we can point to and say "I love those guys". …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Isn't an ode a poem

    Where as this certainly looks like prose to me

    All of them sentences

    1. frank ly

      Also, an ode is supposed to praise or glorify someone or something.

      1. Michael Strorm Silver badge

        Yes, indeed- this sounds like the complete opposite.

        And, of course, the opposite of an ode is cath ode.

  2. Little Mouse

    Estate agents, car showrooms, employment agencies...

    Disties may be in a different market, but in general their business is to sell <insert-product-here> at the best price they can get.

    Will the businesses adapt? They probably don't care. If they can't shift IT stock any more they'll just shut the shop and move on to selling something else.

  3. The Godfather


    Well, well, finally, recognition of where things are heading...

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