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I normally do not indulge in blog posts that merely link to other blog posts or articles, but I shall make an exception for the latest installment in the Homerian Epic: Sons of Kahn from Verity Stob.  As ever, the Sons of Kahn theme provides much humour and hilarity, tinged imho with the faintest of bitterness stemming from the truth it conveys.

If you love Delphi, know a little of it’s history and have a sense of humour, then I can heartily recommend that you track down some of Verity Stob’s earlier works in this tome.

7 thoughts on “Sons of Kahn: The Apocrypha”

  1. It was very funny. Hard to read. I’m sure even harder to write. A nice diversion before the next storm. The next storm being the responses to the next video release. There is a point that I had mentioned before and not seen any comments about it anywhere else. I feel this release is going to be skipped by a large number of users. The last release saw EMB retiring versions of Delphi, thus forcing people to update. The last was D2006 to get retired. Is D2007 the next? Since, I think there are a lot of D2007 hold-outs…

    1. @Brett: iirc the upgrade policy change was to limit eligibility to the preceding and two prior releases. So for Delphi 2010 that means you can upgrade from D2006 thru D2009. For Delphi XE this would mean that D2007 would become the oldest eligible version to qualify for upgrade pricing to XE.

      This I personally believe is intended to strong-arm people into SA and/or compel people to upgrade simply to retain access to upgrade pricing despite the deliveries themselves having no compelling features (or at least lacking THE feature that many would find compelling – you know that of which I speak, I presume 🙂 ).

  2. I do not want to get away from the bloggers original message, since the poem or story written by Verity Stob is very interesting and funny. But I do want to say that I understand the retiring system since Autodesk (makers of AutoCAD) have been doing it for years. My only gripe is I hung in there waiting for x64 and bought into the D2007 Rah-Rah Tour, 3+ years ago. I now I have to buy a version that I might not like or agree with to get closer to the one I hung in there for (x64).

    I think EMB, since they did fubUp (I’m scared to think how fubUp is going to Google translate in some languages) this release, they should grandfather D2007 in XE2. Since a big price reduction is probably not in the cards.

    And please, do not throw in tee-shirts or Database programming tools to encourage purchases. I personally consider those insults. Others might want the clothes, I have Walmart for that.

  3. I do not want to get away from your original message, since the poem or story written by Verity Stob is very interesting and funny. But I do want to say that I understand the retiring system since Autodesk (makers of AutoCAD) have been doing it for years. My only gripe is I hung in there waiting for x64 and bought into the D2007 Rah-Rah Tour, 3+ years ago. I now I have to buy a version that I might not like or agree with to get closer to the one I hung in there for (x64).

    I think EMB, since they did fubUp this release (I’m terrified to see how fubUp translates), should grandfather D2007 for XE2. Since a big price reduction is probably not in the cards.

    Also, I noticed that your poll is 116 to 6. 6 liking what they see in XE and 116 not liking or not excited (95%). I think they are going to have to do something in a marketing “PR” sense to save this release. I preparing for Cloud computing & DataSnap tomorrow, and that one isn’t going to do it either.

  4. Hysterical! Esp. the Disco banner image!

    But I’m getting a bit scared now.

    I’m being forced to buy XE because if I don’t the next version will be a full-price buy?

  5. Ken dependent on what you work:-). 10, 09, 07 … don’t think so … I think it is 5 releases back or something like this.

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