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From: Ursula
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: an ex-FlyingPig  responds,

As an ex-FlyingPig I felt the time had come to comment on
your commentary.  The journalist licence has gone a little
far...

If FlyingPig is your "well-funded startup of a year ago"
then I hate to break it to you but the points made come
across as a cheap attempt at sensationalism....

1.  the "swank office suite in the city?" - was in reality
a room of highly enthused employees working in close
(crowded - in other words) surroundings.  No doors, no
walls, no special treatment for senior staff.

2. "Why work late on Friday night when you could be out
clubbing and sharing your newfound wealth with the hotel
proprietors of this world?" – IF ONLY!  Hours worked by the
FlyingPiggers were long and intense and there were times
when my flatmates professed they failed to recognise me.

Sorry Bruce, but in your zeal to celebrate the “little
entrepreneur” you appear to miss the dedication, skill and
intelligence that goes in to FlyingPig on a daily basis.



From: Dave Dustin
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Comments about eNeedle,

Everyone seems to be making a fuss about this new online
needlework store called eNeedle, without realising that
there has been a better store for almost 3 years now.

Needlecraft has been operating as a retail/mail-order
business since 1981, and has had a full online shopping
system, including secure-server checkout since 1997.

While possibly not as flash and fancy as eNeedle,
www.needlecraft.co.nz offers a huge range of items,
including fabrics (both quilting and needlework), patterns,
accessories and much much more.

And it was built without requiring hundreds of thousands of
dollars.  I would estimate less than $10,000 has been spent
in TOTAL for the website, and has preformed well over that
time with an average of over 500,000 hits per month...


For more information, please feel free to contact myself
(the coder behind the system) or the company directly
(Needlecraft Distributors Ltd, stitches@needlecraft.co.nz /
0800-909-600)
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