July 3, 2011
about 5 months ago
Wow! That is just prodigiously expensive. I’m struggling to understand where the value is in this.
about 11 months ago
Wow! Really? The hookup guide looks to be pretty darn clear to me. What do people need? Does someone from Sparkfun have to show up at their door and hold their hand? Sheeesh!
Wow! Nearly as expensive as real medical devices but not FDA approved and not covered by Obamacare.
News - Fluke Responds to Tradema…
Another Fluke corporate lawyer speaks out. You are very brave. By the way just how much do those Armani suits you guys wear cost?
Actually yes, If I happened to find myself sitting next to Mr. Pringle at the sushi bar I certainly would have given him a good dose of discord. But how likely is that? Next best thing, vent on his Facebook page, especially since there didn’t seem to be any other means of registering my distaste. It got results, didn’t it? CEO’s are tough and they put on their big boy/girl pantaloons each and every morning. Don’t feel bad. He can take it and maybe he’ll think about consequences next time before he let’s his overpaid lawyers run his company.
Although, to be fair another thought just occurred to me. What if another vendor were to co-op Sparkfun’s very distinctive and very much beloved Red Box, what would Sparkfun do? Food for thought.
What about Velleman, Harbor Freight, Elenco, Electronic Express, and Jameco and all those other folks who cater to us Makers and electronics enthusiasts? Who speaks for them? Didn’t they get screwed over by Fluke too?
This still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I was looking forward to maybe shelling out the big bucks for my own legendary fluke instrument once I advanced in my electronics knowledge base, but now I think I’ll look to another high quality manufacturer. Fluke has “jumped the shark.”
News - Fluke, we love you but yo…
Right now if you check out Fluke Corp.’s Facebook page it’s clear that they getting a good flogging. Well done fellow makers! You can rationalize all you want about patent laws but one thing is clear: Fluke is going to have to come up with some way of doing damage control. Hopefully this works out in Sparkfun’s favor. Don’t just post on Facebook but call their local representative in Washington and let them know how you feel. Make them feel the “love.”
Here is Fluke Corp.’s Facebook page. Let’s give ‘em a little feedback: https://www.facebook.com/fluke.corporation
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