That’s really interesting, Ken…thanks for the fill-in.
I HAVE to ask one more thing…you dropped out of the CUC board and left before the HFS/Cendant merger and subsequent fraud unveiling, right? Do you know what prompted Cendant to sell off their software devision? Was it the simple fact that, because they were caught and loosing lots of money, if they sold Sierra (again) off to Vivendi Sierra might…if even only by name, survive? Did Cendant tell you or ask for your advice when they saw that they may have to sell Sierra off to Vivendi/Havas?
Sorry if I’m overly bugging you…but this is really interesting to me…I try to imagine what would have happened if Cendant was able to keep Sierra, would they have re-grown the software business, or would it have kept running into the ground?
History, even the ‘bad’ or ‘dark’ stuff is still, in my opinion, interesting to hear. Although Sierra is ‘still’ just a copyright, one never knows what Vivendi may have in store for it…until then…
Thanks again, Ken,