> This recent discussion has gotten me to thinking: we're 400 or 500 strong
> on this list, not a bad chunk of buying power. Seems to me that as a sort
> of pressure group, we might be able to lean on vendors whose practices
> are...um...questionable, or odd. I don't think Insight would care a fig
> about what we say...I think FFHS would.
> Should we be doing something en masse?
FFHS product always makes me nervous - I just ordered the 2 series on the
20th century from them, and while I'm assured by my rep. that it's great
stuff, I'm going to watch each program before adding them to my collection.
And then I think it was FFHS (or maybe it was Time-Life) that used to
"repurpose" BBC materials so I ended up with British-accent-narrated
materials. This is ultimately okay I suppose, but I visualized American K-12
students thinking or saying or joking "What's with that?"