View Full Version : Why 3rd party?
10-17-2001, 10:26 PM
This is a really stupid question but I feel it must be asked. Why are add-on developers referred to as "3rd-party" developers? Whatever happened to the 2nd party????
10-17-2001, 11:33 PM
We are the 2nd party :)
10-18-2001, 09:19 AM
Someone else had the second party, and we weren't invited...;-)
10-18-2001, 09:58 AM
Yeah, I'm still looking for the 2nd party, I hear they make some great Martinis there! ;-)
10-18-2001, 10:13 AM
sorry guys i just left the 2nd party and it sucks :( cant wait for the 4th part to start!
10-18-2001, 07:16 PM
The first party being the Republicans, the second party being the Democrats, and the third party being the humans.
10-18-2001, 07:46 PM
LAST EDITED ON Oct-18-01 AT 07:48PM (EDT)[p]Alright a
10-19-2001, 12:26 AM
Lou, I didn't know you were a martini man. Shaken or stired?
10-19-2001, 12:55 AM
Shaken or stirred? Any way I can get it!
We have a room in our house decorated like the Martini Bar on Celebrity Cruise Lines "MS Galaxy" (a cruise ship). The furniture and walls are covered in a Zebra-print fabric! ;-)
Yeah, nothing beats a good Martini. :-)
10-19-2001, 05:01 AM
>Yeah, nothing beats a good Martini.
Hear hear!! Ever since I had my first when I was 16, ive been hooked! 'Cept I gotta go for a 2 hours drive to get a good one :-(
[b]"Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what
separates us from the animals... except the weasel."
10-19-2001, 11:30 AM
I suspect the first party refers to the developer of the original product (MS, eg.), second party would be the commercial add-on producers (Abacus, eg.), third party would be those of us who make our own outside of an organized business (freeware, shareware, etc).
10-19-2001, 01:21 PM
My understanding is that first party refers to the manufacturer of the base product (in this case, that would be Microsoft) and the second party is the purchaser/consumer (you or me who uses the product). Third party would be any other individual or company who markets a product that enhances or adds to the base product for the benefit of the consumer (payware or freeware).
"I have a photographic memory. Uhmmm...now where did I put the film?"
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.